This isn’t a bet I’d have placed, but anything can happen:
A Stortford man has placed a bet with bookmakers that his 15-year-old daughter — upcoming singer Shakila — will be the first person to reach 100 million followers on social networking site Twitter.
Karim Ullah placed the £10 bet with William Hill at odds of 1000-1.
If he wins, Mr Ullah has pledged to donate his £10,000 winnings to the children’s charity Barnardo’s.
A thousand to one? Maybe on the Charlotte Bobcats, who in 2014-15 will evolve into the Charlotte Hornets, something Darwin never anticipated.
(Via the Daily Dot.)