Last time we talked about people who insured different parts of their famous body against damage, because apparently those body parts were more valuable than most people’s homes. But, we are moving on from absurdly valuable body parts to tell you about a few other ridiculous things that people have insured.
1) A Comedy Routine
The once well-known comedy team of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello had a famous “Who’s on First?” routine. This routine was the heart and sole of their comedy gold, so they took out an insurance policy to protect each other from a career-demolishing argument. That’s right, they basically insured their relationship in an attempt to mitigate the risk of getting in a fight with each other. How exactly the insurance agent would measure the damage to their relationship is not entirely clear.
2) Giant Crab Attacks
In 2001, the National Sealife Centre in Birmingham insured its visitors against death and permanent disability. Which sounds like a normal type of thing to insure. You know, just in case someone falls down the stairs or drowns in a fountain or something. But, this wasn’t any generic injury-related insurance policy. This policy was specifically designed to protect the visitor’s at the National Sealife Centre from suffering a lethal or near-lethal attack by a massive sea monster.
We are not exactly sure how or why people would be exposing themselves to the creature’s demonic claws. But apparently, it happens enough that the centre took out a massive insurance policy to protect themselves from the untimely event that someone would get eaten by the behemoth crab.
3) Ghost Attacks
In 2002 the Royal Falcon Hotel in Lowestoft insured its staff and customers, just like any hotel would do. Except there was one significant difference, the people who were buying insurance for the Royal Falcon Hotel were somewhat superstitions, and by somewhat we mean they straight up believed in ghosts.
They were so certain that poltergeist and other abnormal phenomena were infesting their Hotel that they bought an insurance policy for 1 million pounds to protect their visitors from the invisible assailants.