12 Weirdest Things People Get Insured

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4. Far, far away…

Of course, real space exploration also needs protection. Lloyd’s of London is responsible for insuring several satellites, and even a private spaceship. It’s also said to offer policies covering alien abduction!

5. Up close and personal

Closer to home, many stars hold policies on iconic body parts, like actress Bette Davis, who insured her waist for $28,000.

6. Are you pulling my leg?

The first person to protect their pins was a 1940s glamour-girl called Betty Grable. Since then, ballet dancer Rudolph Nureyev, Riverdancer Michael Flatley, and football superstar David Beckham have insured theirs – the latter for a mega £100m.

7. What a good sport

A young athlete called Gertrude Ederle also made a splash when she became the first ever woman to swim the English Channel. She did it in 14 hours and 39 minutes, and won a return of £1,863 on her insurance premium.

8. The beautiful (pretend) game

And it’s not just real sportspeople who need insurance. Some companies offer policies especially for Fantasy Football ‘managers’, in case a key player gets injured!

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