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British bookmaker is taking bets on discoveries in physics

posted by Jason Kottke   Aug 27, 2004

British bookmaker is taking bets on discoveries in physics. The Higgs boson, gravitational waves, and life on Titan are among the wagers to be made.

Reader comments

plemeljrAug 27, 2004 at 1:47PM

I’d take the 6/1 odds for the Higgs boson - that’s almost easy money right there.

Chris HoareAug 27, 2004 at 1:50PM

Seems to be a good insentive to invent the time machine to me ;)

RichardAug 31, 2004 at 2:49PM

According to the BBC, loads of scientists have been placing bets, so now the bookies are getting the jitters and have dropped the odds.

RichardAug 31, 2004 at 2:50PM

(My link didn’t work. Here’s a second attempt: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/3613510.stm )

This thread is closed to new comments. Thanks to everyone who responded.