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GAMBLING: BRIT BETS AGAINST CANCER

By / 06.05.08

This video isn't particularly sports-related, but I'm willing to make the argument that betting a bookie you can survive cancer at 50-1 odds is awesome enough to warrant mention here at the Internet's cool table.  Jon Matthews, a 58-year-old Brit diagnosed with terminal asbestos-related cancer, bet William Hill £100 he would survive longer than doctors predicted he would live.  Now he's 5000 pounds richer.

Mr Matthews said he would give half the money to cancer charity Macmillan. "The other half I’m going to spend on myself – booze and fags probably – I don’t have anything to lose."

Booze and cigarettes?  That's it?  C'mon, Jon — shell out for some hookers.  Live a littl–oh.  Maybe that's not the right phrase to use. 

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