Following along

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.

Am I following the young lady at @1shakila? Sure, why not? I came in at #2,351, so she has only 99,997,649 to go. Last I looked, Justin Bieber was over 44 million.

(Via the Daily Dot.)


  1. Dan T. »

    7 September 2013 · 6:43 pm

    Here’s a teen singer’s feed with over 100,000 followers, and she’s in a band with my nephew:

  2. CGHill »

    7 September 2013 · 7:29 pm

    I gave a listen to one of their songs. She’s pretty darn good — sort of a softer-edged Kelly Clarkson — and the band has a nice, poppy sound.

  3. Dan T. »

    7 September 2013 · 11:35 pm

    Glad you like it. Jeremy Rompala, a band member, is my sister’s kid.

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