In the spirit of insurance let us look st some of the funny insurance facts
Fact #1 | America Ferrera had her smile insured for $10,000,000.
Actress America Ferrera had her smile, including her teeth and gums, insured by her sponsor, Aquafresh, for $10,000,000.
Also, the policy covers “any reasonable and necessary dental treatment costs or expenses that result from accidental injury” during the term of her policy.
Fact #2 | The phenomenon of insuring body parts started in 1920.
Silent movie star Ben Turpin began the trend of insuring body parts in 1920 when he bought a $25,000 policy through Lloyd’s of London in case his signature crossed eyes ever uncrossed.
Fact #3 | Alien abduction insurance has been available in the U.S. since 1987.
Fact #4 | An insurance policy exists for death by excessive laughter at a movie theater.
During the early 19th century, movie-goers were so scared of dying due to excessive laughter that they bought insurance through Lloyd’s of London.
Fact #5 | The very first insurance contract was signed in 1347.
Although the concept of insurance can be traced back to ancient civilizations, the first known insurance contract was signed in 1347 in Genoa, Italy.
Also, Separate insurance contracts, or insurance policies not bundled with loans or other kinds of contracts, were invented in Genoa in the 14th century, along with insurance pools backed by pledges of landed estates.
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