7 of the Craziest Bets That Have Ever Been Made

Most of us know a thing or two about bets, living in The Land of Punters Down Under.

Some of us have first hand experience at making silly wagers with our mates.

Years ago, my brother lost a bet with a friend and consequently, he had to shave his eyebrows. Funny? Yes! Barbaric? Not at all.

If you want to hear about some real shockers, check out these outrageous gambles below.


Man Boobs, FTW!


Brian Zembic is no stranger to high-stakes gambles, as it’s precisely how he’s made a living. In 1996, his friend bet him US$100,000 (about AU$130,000) that he wouldn’t receive breast implants and keep them in for a year.

Never backing out of a bet, Zembic went through with the procedure and received 16C chest implants. Surprisingly, he still has his fake boobs to this day!


‘Til Bets Do Us Part


Want to divorce your wife, but don’t know how to tell her? Just bet the marriage in a competitive game of poker! Andrei Karpov of Russia may not have wanted a divorce, but as soon as he bet his wife, Tatiana, on a game of poker against Sergey Brodov, he should’ve known what was coming.

He lost the game and once his wife caught wind of his gamble, she reportedly divorced him and began a lasting relationship with Brodov.


Loser Gets Tased


John Grant from Illinois, USA, loves his Chicago Bears NFL team. His wife, Nicole, loves the Greenbay Packers.

On a fateful Monday evening when these two teams were set to face off in 2013, the couple decided to place a wager on the game—the fan of the losing team would be shocked with a Taser by the other.

Well, the Packers lost. John went on to zap his wife a whopping three times! Subsequently, Nicole called the cops, John was arrested, arguments ensued and Nicole ended up dropping all charges on her husband. A bet is a bet, after all.

Doesn’t look very fun though.


Naked on the News


French weather-woman Doria Tillier didn’t think her country would qualify for the 2014 World Cup. In fact, she promised to present the weather forecast in her birthday suit if France qualified for the tournament.

In case you didn’t know, France indeed made it to Brazil for the World Cup.

Tillier kept her word, stripping for the cameras and running across a field during her weather segment.


A Cheeky Tattoo Venture


There’s always that one guy who’s willing to permanently ink his skin for the sake of a wild bet. In this case, it was an avid tennis fan who said he’d get a tattoo of Andy Murray on his bum if he won the 2013 Wimbledon.

Will Hirons, 27 at the time, now dons a large tattoo of Murray holding the Wimbeldon trophy on his left butt cheek.


All or Nothing


Would you feel comfortable betting every cent of your life savings on one single spin of a roulette wheel? Probably not.

But then again, you’re not Ashely Revell. This crazy bloke was filmed for a mini television series, Double or Nothing, where he made that very wager. He put everything he was worth (about US$135,300) on one spin of a roulette wheel in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Lucky for him, he bet red and that’s exactly where the ball landed.


A Nutty New Name


A 22-year-old New Zealander lost a bet in 2010 and consequently changed his name to, “Full Metal Havok More Sexy N Intelligent Than Spock And All The Superheroes Combined With Frostnova.”

Though the fee was paid and paperwork was filed after the bet, Mr. Frostnova had no idea the government approved the name change until his passport expired in 2014.

I bet that was a nice surprise.