The World’s Best Bet

Hi humans.

To protect the identity of the star of this story, I am going to refer to him as the generic male name, “Bob.”

Earlier today, I found out that Bob made a bet with a few of his supervisors at work. He bet $100 that the world was going to end on December 21, 2012.

That’s actually all that needs to be said about the story – think about the possible outcomes, and laugh at Bob, realizing the reason I had to rename him to Bob was to protect him from eternal humility.

If you don’t quite get it, then I’m here to enlighten you.

If Bob loses the bet (which is most likely), he will have to pay $100.

If Bob wins the bet, the world will have ended and everyone would be dead.

Yes, Bob made a bet where it is literally impossible for him to actually win anything.