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February 19th, 2023 at 5:50:31 PM permalink
What's the worst thing you'd do to win a bet for 10 million dollars?
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February 19th, 2023 at 5:57:26 PM permalink
For example someone asks you to go outside take all your clothes off and get arrested for indecent exposure. Guaranteed 10 million. But that's just an example of something. Or eat a bowl of dog poop. etc., I don't think either of these are worth more than 5 or 10k.
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February 19th, 2023 at 6:14:48 PM permalink
That's not a bet; that is a dare. My younger, dumber self would have risked much more than I would today. I wouldn't do anything particularly life-threatening or put others at risk. At least, I like to think I wouldn't.
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February 19th, 2023 at 6:22:50 PM permalink
Is it a wager, or just a specifically unpleasant highly paid job?
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February 19th, 2023 at 7:54:40 PM permalink
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Is it a wager, or just a specifically unpleasant highly paid job?
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Works the same way no matter what you call it.
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February 19th, 2023 at 7:57:53 PM permalink
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That's not a bet; that is a dare. My younger, dumber self would have risked much more than I would today. I wouldn't do anything particularly life-threatening or put others at risk. At least, I like to think I wouldn't.
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I guess, but it has money involved, whereas dares don't need any monetary incentive.
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February 19th, 2023 at 8:01:34 PM permalink
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That's not a bet; that is a dare. My younger, dumber self would have risked much more than I would today. I wouldn't do anything particularly life-threatening or put others at risk. At least, I like to think I wouldn't.p.




I guess, but it has money involved, whereas dares don't need any monetary incentive.

And well, it doesn't have to be dangerous, but it must be difficult enough to warrant the money. For instance wasn't it brought up here about if someone could stay in a lightless room for a month, with nothing but food and water.
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February 19th, 2023 at 8:38:52 PM permalink
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Quote: Dieter

Is it a wager, or just a specifically unpleasant highly paid job?
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Works the same way no matter what you call it.
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Not quite.
Both ways, I get paid for success.
With a wager, I have to pay for failure, and be able to cover the stakes.
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February 20th, 2023 at 5:01:38 AM permalink
I'll try to keep this away from dares

in betting generally, a player tries to get the edge of course. And it is perfectly acceptable to try to urge someone to bet when you definitely have the edge, including when you conceal this fact from that person. For example, when you have the nuts on the flop in holdem. On the other hand, cheating, say rigging a deck, to get the edge is not acceptable.

I would definitely take advantage of some gray area stuff like Phil Ivy did to try to win a Million, essentially what he was doing with edge sorting ... which I do not regard as cheating. On the other hand, I don't mingle with the kind of slick operators that would suck me in to that kind of thing. I like to think I could be a Don Johnson, talking myself into really great loss rebates that casinos should never agree to. I have to think kind of thing was much harder to do than might be imagined, including being a great actor setting it up acting like a degenerate. And harder today.

I like stories about cheating casinos, watching movies like "The Sting", and sometimes work out ways a player could cheat, without putting myself in the first person role. I like to think, basically, that I wouldn't cheat, not even for a million. One is always tempted if you could be convinced you couldnt get caught.
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February 20th, 2023 at 11:42:43 AM permalink
Would one be willing to lose a hand/foot for 10 Million?

Not me.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
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February 20th, 2023 at 11:54:24 AM permalink
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Would one be willing to lose a hand/foot for 10 Million?

Not me.
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I’d give a toe. My choice.
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February 20th, 2023 at 1:14:20 PM permalink
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Not me.
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I’d give a toe. My choice.
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If you had it transplanted to your forehead for at least a year, I could see that.
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February 20th, 2023 at 2:00:22 PM permalink
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Not me.
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I’d give a toe. My choice.
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I'd give that serious thought. Ten million in cash is generational wealth. I wouldn't do it for me, but I might for my family.
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February 20th, 2023 at 6:03:26 PM permalink
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Would one be willing to lose a hand/foot for 10 Million?

Not me.
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I’d give a toe. My choice.
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As I recall, buying a Powerball ticket with a paltry $100 million jackpot “isn’t worth your time” because $100 million wouldn’t “meet your needs”. But you’d give a toe for 1/10th of that.

???
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February 20th, 2023 at 6:49:38 PM permalink
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Would one be willing to lose a hand/foot for 10 Million?

Not me.
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I’d give a toe. My choice.
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As I recall, buying a Powerball ticket with a paltry $100 million jackpot “isn’t worth your time” because $100 million wouldn’t “meet your needs”. But you’d give a toe for 1/10th of that.

???
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I don’t think I have ever said $100 million wouldn’t meet my needs? I might not play the lottery because I hate throwing money away. But not because I am averse to winning a big jackpot.

I’ve been involved with more toe amputations than I can count. The surgeons would mention a single toe amputation has very little impact on quality of life.
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February 20th, 2023 at 7:26:36 PM permalink
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Quote: SOOPOO

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Would one be willing to lose a hand/foot for 10 Million?

Not me.
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I’d give a toe. My choice.
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As I recall, buying a Powerball ticket with a paltry $100 million jackpot “isn’t worth your time” because $100 million wouldn’t “meet your needs”. But you’d give a toe for 1/10th of that.

???
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I don’t think I have ever said $100 million wouldn’t meet my needs? I might not play the lottery because I hate throwing money away. But not because I am averse to winning a big jackpot.

I’ve been involved with more toe amputations than I can count. The surgeons would mention a single toe amputation has very little impact on quality of life.
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Who said amputation?

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February 20th, 2023 at 7:28:59 PM permalink
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Would one be willing to lose a hand/foot for 10 Million?

Not me.
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I’d give a toe. My choice.
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As I recall, buying a Powerball ticket with a paltry $100 million jackpot “isn’t worth your time” because $100 million wouldn’t “meet your needs”. But you’d give a toe for 1/10th of that.

???
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I don’t think I have ever said $100 million wouldn’t meet my needs? I might not play the lottery because I hate throwing money away. But not because I am averse to winning a big jackpot.

I’ve been involved with more toe amputations than I can count. The surgeons would mention a single toe amputation has very little impact on quality of life.
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Would you choose a pinky, number 4 or a different toe?
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February 20th, 2023 at 8:16:45 PM permalink
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Would one be willing to lose a hand/foot for 10 Million?

Not me.
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I’d give a toe. My choice.
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As I recall, buying a Powerball ticket with a paltry $100 million jackpot “isn’t worth your time” because $100 million wouldn’t “meet your needs”. But you’d give a toe for 1/10th of that.

???
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I don’t think I have ever said $100 million wouldn’t meet my needs? I might not play the lottery because I hate throwing money away. But not because I am averse to winning a big jackpot.

I’ve been involved with more toe amputations than I can count. The surgeons would mention a single toe amputation has very little impact on quality of life.
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It was actually a $50 million jackpot that would be far too low for you. You must have lost a lot of money recently…now you’re volunteering body parts for $10 million

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If you actually believe $50 million is all you would need, you don’t have 19 friends/relatives/ causes that you wouldn’t like giving $50 million each too?

Was such a ridiculous statement that I remembered it!
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February 20th, 2023 at 8:48:00 PM permalink
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Would one be willing to lose a hand/foot for 10 Million?

Not me.
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I’d give a toe. My choice.
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Without any research, a toe for sure and for less.
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February 21st, 2023 at 7:12:56 AM permalink
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Quote: Ace2

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Would one be willing to lose a hand/foot for 10 Million?

Not me.
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I’d give a toe. My choice.
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As I recall, buying a Powerball ticket with a paltry $100 million jackpot “isn’t worth your time” because $100 million wouldn’t “meet your needs”. But you’d give a toe for 1/10th of that.

???
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I don’t think I have ever said $100 million wouldn’t meet my needs? I might not play the lottery because I hate throwing money away. But not because I am averse to winning a big jackpot.

I’ve been involved with more toe amputations than I can count. The surgeons would mention a single toe amputation has very little impact on quality of life.
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It was actually a $50 million jackpot that would be far too low for you. You must have lost a lot of money recently…now you’re volunteering body parts for $10 million

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If you actually believe $50 million is all you would need, you don’t have 19 friends/relatives/ causes that you wouldn’t like giving $50 million each too?

Was such a ridiculous statement that I remembered it!
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I can’t help it that you can’t understand my simple statement. ‘My needs’ for me and wife alone would be met EASILY with a 50 million jackpot. I was just pointing out with more I could be more generous with friends/relatives/charities. You obviously like arguing for the sake of arguing, don’t you?

I stand by my statement that I’d give a toe of my choice for $10 million.

Answering previous post of ‘which one’, I’d speak to podiatrist friend and ask which one is least important. I think it would tend to be pinky toe. But I’ve had a bad break on 4th toe on right foot so it doesn’t bend much and maybe he’d say that one? (TMI?)
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February 21st, 2023 at 7:23:14 AM permalink
I wonder if the pinky toe helps with balance more than the #4 toe. Personally, I'd rather lose the 4th toe than the pinky. It would solve an annoying issue I have with that toe, but I'm sure that's also TMI.
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February 21st, 2023 at 7:53:44 AM permalink
Here's a possible "stumper" for a contest. (pun intended)

"Nearly one-fourth of the body's bones are in our feet. "

https://www.arthritis.org/health-wellness/about-arthritis/where-it-hurts/anatomy-of-the-foot#:~:text=Phalanges%20(singular%3A%20phalanx)%20%E2%80%93,the%20ball%20of%20the%20foot.
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February 21st, 2023 at 8:13:15 AM permalink
Quote: rxwine

Here's a possible "stumper" for a contest. (pun intended)

"Nearly one-fourth of the body's bones are in our feet. "

https://www.arthritis.org/health-wellness/about-arthritis/where-it-hurts/anatomy-of-the-foot#:~:text=Phalanges%20(singular%3A%20phalanx)%20%E2%80%93,the%20ball%20of%20the%20foot.
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link doesn't have an image. Gotta fix that

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February 22nd, 2023 at 12:46:40 PM permalink
My father lost a toe and part of another toe in Italy in 1945. He was awarded a Purple Heart. I think the toe was worth $130 per quarter (per 3 months) in disability payments.
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February 22nd, 2023 at 12:49:41 PM permalink
Can a moderator change ‘worse’ to ‘worst’ in the thread title. It’s driving me crazy…. (Not a long trip…)
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February 22nd, 2023 at 12:54:06 PM permalink
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Can a moderator change ‘worse’ to ‘worst’ in the thread title. It’s driving me crazy…. (Not a long trip…)
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Anything to forestall yet another forum member from going completely bonkers.
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February 22nd, 2023 at 12:57:14 PM permalink
Mist using wards is my specious tea.
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February 22nd, 2023 at 3:22:03 PM permalink
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Thanks Gordon.
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February 22nd, 2023 at 3:23:44 PM permalink
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