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OnceDear
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December 13th, 2018 at 1:48:59 PM permalink
Quote: DRich

What good is a Rubik's cube with no light? If you can't see the faces, it better have some braille style markings.

Lol rubiks cube. Only just occurred to me how spiteful that gift would be. Would there be magazines, crossword puzzles, newspapers, sudoko too?

I wouldn't try it for 100k straight bet. Maybe for a million to my 10k, but I doubt I'd manage even then.
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December 13th, 2018 at 2:24:39 PM permalink
First, there is a story of a similar bet in The Man With the $100,000 Breasts: And Other Gambling Stories, which is a fun read. I read it years ago, but as I recall the challenger had to stay in a casino bathroom for a specified period of time, which I think was more than a month. So, no, the bathroom obviously wasn't dark in that bet and people were allowed to visit the challenger and I think he could read books and other things to kill the time. In the end, it looked like he would be successful so they settled the bet early, with the challenger getting most of the money.

Second, I was just watching an episode of Black Mirror (an outstanding show) this morning, with a similar situation, where a woman was trapped in a room for six months with nothing to do. However, the room was at least lit.

Third, for a swing of $200,000 (difference between winning and losing $100,000), I think he'll do it. I'm open to betting on it too, contingent on verifying that bet amount. As indicated, I favor the "yes."
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December 13th, 2018 at 2:37:52 PM permalink
I'm trying to decide if being able to keep track of time would be a good thing or not.
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December 13th, 2018 at 2:56:52 PM permalink
Hasnít this already been resolved? Started in late November and he chose to leave a couple of days ago.
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December 13th, 2018 at 3:03:39 PM permalink
Quote: Aussie

Hasnít this already been resolved? Started in late November and he chose to leave a couple of days ago.



Yes. The bet was settled after 20 days.
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December 13th, 2018 at 3:08:31 PM permalink
Even if he gets the $68k or whatever, Iíve still probably made more money in a bathroom than him. #NoHomo
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December 13th, 2018 at 3:38:52 PM permalink
This raises a second discussion.

Given that he settled for over half the money, how would a side bet be settled.

Say The Wiz bet $100 against the guy vs my $100 on him.
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December 13th, 2018 at 3:43:55 PM permalink
Quote: Rigondeaux

This raises a second discussion.

Given that he settled for over half the money, how would a side bet be settled.

Say The Wiz bet $100 against the guy vs my $100 on him.



What do you/they do when you have a side bet on a guy to win a poker tournament and he chops the pot?

Seems the same to me, as far as resolving the sidebet.
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December 13th, 2018 at 3:59:46 PM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

What do you/they do when you have a side bet on a guy to win a poker tournament and he chops the pot?

Seems the same to me, as far as resolving the sidebet.



Wonder what the effect on your eyes would be. No exposure to light for that long , and is it safe to emerge into full light when itís over.

Also sleep/wake cycle gets screwed up.
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December 13th, 2018 at 4:26:36 PM permalink
Brian Zembic won a similar bet
The crazy guy that got breast implants on a 100k bet
yup, he's that crazy. Look him up.
I read his book a long time ago
I think it was 30 days in a vegas hotel bathroom
There was light and human interaction
The guy he bet with would send all his buddies to take dumps in that bathroom
Brian said it was brutal but he made it.
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