Normally, people insure the typical things like a houses and cars. But sometimes, stranger things end up being much more valuable than you would expect. So, they take out insurance policies to protect the value of things like…
1) A Tongue
A world famous food critic named Egon Ronay wrote and published a guide to British Eateries. Egon had a big reputation, and a handful of his words could make or break a restaurant. Since Egon’s ability to taste things was incredibly valuable to the entire british community, he insured his taste buds for about half a million dollars. Since humans have about 10,000 taste buds, each individual taste bud is insured at about 50 bucks.
Betty Grable was a well-known face around America in the 1940’s. Actually, her legs were much more well-known than her face. So much so that 20th Century Fox had her legs insured for $1 million dollars. We bet it would have been a pleasant surprise for the insurance agent who got to inspect her legs when making a claim.
3) A Moustache
This is probably the most ridiculous thing one this list. But yes, Merv Hughes took out an estimated $370,000 policy on his trademark walrus mustache. Which we think is kind of ridiculous seeing as how if it was destroyed, he could just grow it back. Anyway, his outlandish mustache made him one of the most famous cricketers in the world.