[meteorite-list] The Odds Of Life On Mars

From: stan . <laser_maniac_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 10:32:46 2004
Message-ID: <Law10-F17fEUSKgcvYh000464d9_at_hotmail.com>

if the odds were still at 1000:1 against, I'd put down 1000 quid on the off
chance that there was life on mars.... I know that doesnt directly answer
your question, but if there are any bookies... errr... bet takers out there,
contact me off list.. :)

>From: "Sterling K. Webb" <kelly_at_bhil.com>
>To: Meteorite List <meteorite-list_at_meteoritecentral.com>
>Subject: [meteorite-list] The Odds Of Life On Mars
>Date: Thu, 04 Mar 2004 22:26:11 -0600
> Hi,
> A prominent British bookie, er, I mean, betting parlor --
> Ladbrokes has since 1967 had an open "book" taking bets on the
> existence of Life On Mars.
> They took their first bet on life on Mars in the early
> 1970's, at odds of 1000 to 1 (against). It was for ten pound,
> which means that if the better (or his heirs) still have the
> ticket, they could win 10,000 pounds when and if NASA ever
> declares that there was (or had been) life on Mars.
> Today, Ladbrokes closed the book on Mars. They will take
> no more bets (too risky, they think). At the time the book was
> closed, the odds were down to 16 to 1 (against).
> So, what do you think the odds of life on Mars are (for or
> against)?
> Sterling K. Webb
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