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(Reuters)   Hundred-year-old woman will be cashing in on her century after 100-1 wager a decade ago   ( reuters.co.uk) divider line
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2004-11-05 08:03:47 AM  
She'll be able to buy that Ferrari zimmer-frame she's always wanted.
2004-11-05 10:04:32 AM  
Um...what kind of person bets their mother-in-law that she'll die soon?
2004-11-05 10:44:27 AM  
Why did she win 12,650 instead of 12,500?
2004-11-05 10:46:06 AM  
As well as the traditional congratulatory telegram from the queen

You Britons are so cute!
2004-11-05 11:41:41 AM  
eh, she'll just blow it on booze and cheap women like i did when i turned 100.
2004-11-05 02:25:23 PM  
allready farked, wholly fark
2004-11-05 02:26:13 PM  
Does it matter? She'll get the 12K pounds back when the old lady bites the dust anyway.

2004-11-05 02:26:26 PM  
I have a great great uncle who is 109, and was born on the same day as I was.

/pointless, but notable
2004-11-05 02:27:16 PM  
Not farked for me.

Myrna, uhhh.. her daughter in law bet that her mother in law WOULD live to 100.

The headline makes it sound like the old lady bet that she'd make it to 100, which would be a pretty good deal. If you lose the bet, you don't particularly care whether you've lost your money or not!
2004-11-05 02:27:42 PM  
My X wife says she has laid down a bet that I wont see the end of the month. I wonder which side of the bet she's on?
2004-11-05 02:28:02 PM  
Damn it! Why didn't I make a bet like that. My grandma turned 100 on Friday! Damn damn damn!

She's still kicking too, by the way. Showed up to vote in person and keeps telling relatives she'll see them soon. She tried to buy a 20 year bond 10 years ago and when my Dad, her financial advisor, said that maybe that was a little too long-term she answered, "It's OK. I'm good for it." Love my grandma.
2004-11-05 02:28:12 PM  
I wouldn't recommend wagering in a way in which someone will profit from your death.
2004-11-05 02:28:18 PM  
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2004-11-05 02:29:14 PM  
As well as the traditional congratulatory telegram from the queen, she will also receive a cheque for her winnings from bookmaker William Hill.

Here comes the hitman.
2004-11-05 02:29:16 PM  
Did anyone see the link that said, read a book, get oral sex? Did anyone click on it? I wonder what that was about...

/off to the library
2004-11-05 02:30:05 PM  
Click "refresh" and the story should come up, that's what I did and it worked. Cute story, it really is. I've still got 80 years to go if I make a bet like that.
2004-11-05 02:30:13 PM  
Damn, that's a lot of prune juice money...
2004-11-05 02:31:18 PM  
That there is some good writing (TFA). Detached pronouns all over the place.

//Won't someone think of the pronouns!
2004-11-05 02:32:06 PM  
Lots of people make bets like this all the time. It's called life insurance.
2004-11-05 02:32:59 PM  
Why's that sappy? I bet she could not die the hell out of you.
2004-11-05 02:33:12 PM  
I'd hit it.

2004-11-05 02:36:03 PM  
50 pound stake a year later at 50-1

mmmmmmmmm 50lb stake
2004-11-05 02:40:55 PM  
I wouldn't fukc her with Methusala's dick...
2004-11-05 02:41:48 PM  
A 100 bet at 100-1 that you'll live to be 100.

Hon, dread to think what you'll look like at that age.
2004-11-05 02:43:26 PM  
Would the hitman break her hip instead of her thumbs?
2004-11-05 02:45:51 PM  

I have a great great uncle who is 109, and was born on the same day as I was.

Holy crap, don't look now, but that means you're 109 too!
2004-11-05 02:46:33 PM  

Why did she win 12,650 instead of 12,500?

2004-11-05 02:49:21 PM  
You get your original bet back, thats why it was 12,650
2004-11-05 02:50:04 PM  
mr_bastard I was gonna say that

As well as the traditional congratulatory telegram from the queen...something like this?

Dear Sir or Madam,
If you're reading this telegram, you're not yet dead. Congratulations.
Her Majesty The Queen

/not sure how the Queen signs her telegrams
2004-11-05 02:50:20 PM  
$100 at 100-1 odds = 10000
$50 at 50-1 = 2500
10000 + 2500 + the original 100 bet + the original 50 bet = 12650
2004-11-05 02:53:51 PM  
2004-11-05 03:05:26 PM  
It's fixed, the lady is only 90.

2004-11-05 03:05:50 PM  
either your mother in law dies, or you get 25 grand...

/it's win-freakin-win
2004-11-05 03:09:44 PM  
Thats like 6 and a half tons of cash.

/stoopid pounds
2004-11-05 03:16:16 PM  
People...the bet was not between the woman & the daughter-in-law. The bet was between them and a bookie, William Hill. I guess bookmakers are legal in UK?
2004-11-05 03:17:26 PM  
I wager 10,000:1 she'll never see 150
2004-11-05 03:17:30 PM  
I think the Queen signs her letters "ER" for Elizabeth Regina.
2004-11-05 03:17:36 PM  
I guess bookmakers are legal in UK?

2004-11-05 03:19:26 PM  
Or maybe ERII, b/c she's the second Elizabeth Regina, after all.

The first, as we all know, was of course

[image from tudorplace.com.ar too old to be available]

2004-11-05 03:26:25 PM  
mahakala: the bookies knew she was 90 at the time, the chances of reachin 90 are slim, but your chances of making it from 90 to 100 are very slim (about 100-1 apparently). Wonder what the odds of someone just born reaching 100, probably pretty damn bad, as we get millions born every year (in US), and from what I hear we have possibly 10 at max 100 year olds around.
2004-11-05 03:28:26 PM  
I'm willing to take the bet from anyone 30 year olds or less at 5000 to 1 odds that you'll won't live to 100.

I will personally pay you if I loose.

/I'm 34
2004-11-05 03:31:05 PM  
How old is she in American years?
2004-11-05 03:34:19 PM  
I'll bet you die?
2004-11-05 03:35:48 PM  
Heh, this reminds me of my great grandpa. I do believe he has some form of mutant healing factor. He's 98, and he underwent rather major surgery 3 or 4 months ago... and was irritated that it took him 3 weeks to recover, because he felt he should have been healing faster then that. He wanted to get (and now is) back on his feet and working again...
2004-11-05 03:39:15 PM  
I hope she doesn't get her freak on like my grandma on her 100th birthday (definitely NSFW).
2004-11-05 03:39:35 PM  
I think a little bit of Stephen Lynch's Grandfather Die would be appropriate.

When grandfather dies
life will be strange
when grandfather dies
my whole world will change
when grandfather dies
i'll scream and i'll yell
coz i'll be farkin rich as hell
so grandfather die
dont keep me in suspense
Oh grandfather cough
up that inheritence
oh grandfather dont
hold on another day
i love you to death
but i've got bills to pay

A stroke would be nice
Disease would be cool
I'll scatter his ashes in my new swimming pool
I'll jam with the stones, I'll dine with the queen
So let's say we unplug that machine
So grandfather fly
to heaven you must pass
So grandfather think
of all that juicy angel ass
So grandfather die
before the fiscal year
Oh how i
wish cavorky N were here

For gods sake you must be as old as the hills
Im sick of the stench from your diaper spills
Your deaf, dumb, and blind, and an amputee
You donate your blood everytime that you pee
Your arthritis acts up whenever it rains
Your so old your penis has vericose veins Oh why dont you die
Oh why must you fight
You old mother farkerer just walked toward goddamn light
Walk toward the light old man
walk toward the light old man

Its all over now
My grandad is dead
A mysterious blow
to his wrinkled old head
before i collect the small overcite
but everything should turn out alright
I'll start working on my grandma tonight
2004-11-05 03:43:50 PM  

Think more like 100,000 centenarians in the U.S.
2004-11-05 03:57:01 PM  
msubizkit4: I checked the link... hilarious. And the headline is more than worthy of Fark.

boojieboy: Golf clap for the Blackadder reference.
2004-11-05 04:05:27 PM  
I heard about that story on the radio this morning. There were some clothing ads on NYC busses that read "Read a Book, Get Brains"
Well, it turns out "get brains" is a slang term for getting head.
2004-11-05 04:40:13 PM  
That's one loving daughter-in-law. I suppose it's her 100th birthday gift to her mother-in-law?
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