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ET, Blair, Turkey & World Cup

From: UFO UpDates
Date: Mon, 17 Jun 2002 21:44:00 -0400
Fwd Date: Mon, 17 Jun 2002 21:44:00 -0400
Subject: ET, Blair, Turkey & World Cup



Thanks to Chris Evers for the lead.....

Source: Ananova

http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_609609.html?menu=3D


Contact with ET same odds as Turkey winning World Cup

The likelihood of Tony Blair confirming the existence of
intelligent extraterrestrial life is now the same as that of
Turkey winning the World Cup.

Bookmakers William Hill has slashed its odds for the Prime
Minister announcing contact with an alien to 50-1.

To pay out, the life form has to be intelligent and Mr Blair
must confirm its existence within a year of the bet being made.

Two years ago the prospect of finding intelligent
extraterrestrials was put at 1,000-1.

It is now on a par with Turkey winning the World Cup, David
Seaman being voted sports personality of the year, David
Beckham's son Brooklyn growing up to play for England, or Prince
William dropping out of university.

A spokeswoman for William Hill said: "It's a popular and unusual
bet which we follow quite closely.

"There's been quite a lot in the news recently about
extraterrestrial life and improved technology for finding other
planets. The odds came down to 500-1 and progressively got
narrower."

A number of comments by scientists and new discoveries have
contributed to a greater expectation of making contact with
aliens.

William Hill said it had received between 50 and 100 bets on the
existence of extraterrestrials. Stakes varied from =A320 to
=A31,000.

Story filed: 18:31 Monday 17th June 2002



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