Everyone has heard of celebrities insuring body parts for large sums of money. Common things would be legs and voices. Professional football players and Bruce Springsteen depend on their legs and voices to make millions, so why not insure them for such? How about a butt? Jennifer Lopez did just that. Her butt is insured for a large amount. It is reported to be worth from $300 million to $1 billion. It helps if you say that in a Dr. Evil tone.
So insuring your buttocks is absurd, regardless of the amount it is insured for. However, what are the craziest things insured by celebrities? Who needs to worry about instant life insurance rates when celebrities can get such things insured for big bucks? Can it get any crazier? Oh, yes, it definitely can.
- How about a yo-yo master and a skiffle star insuring their fingers? Somewhat makes sence, for without them they would be out of a job, right? Come on, fingers?
- Another odd insured part is taste buds. World famous food critics, Egon Ronay and Angela Mounte, jumped on this bandwagon. While I get their livelihood depends on these apparently awesome taste buds, how can an insurance company justify such a thing? If they scald their tongue on coffee that is too hot, do they pay on this claim?
- Breasts can be insured. Dolly Partons lovely fake set is highly insured, but with that type of investment, who could blame her?
- Bette Davis put a value on her unbelievable waistline with a hefty insurance policy. How do you insure that? An extra milkshake or two, do they have to pay up?
- Ever seen someone with unique eyes? What about badly crossed eyes? Ben Turpin got his crossed-eyes insured instead of corrected. What a claim to fame.
- Jimmy Durante was very proud of his one-of-a-kind nose. Hopefully he did not have to pay by the weight of that snout!
Body hair takes the top two in our list. Since it replenishes itself, I cannot help but be concerned as to how an insurance company justifies these kinds of policies.
- Tom Jones insured his chest hair for $7 million dollars. He definitely possesses a one-in-a-million plat of chest hair, but I cannot see how it is envied by the masses so much so that they plot shaving it off.
- And the most outlandish insured part belongs to Merv Hughes, an Australian cricket player. A huge walrus mustache worn by Merv was insured for $370,000. I hope Remington, Gillette and Schick do not get involved in a war over this.