Americans are rabid sports fans, and if the books of Vegas odds-makers are any indicator, we are also degenerate gamblers. Forget who wins the game–every single aspect of the Super Bowl is available to be bet on.
Here's a look at some of the oddest culled from the full list of Super Bowl XLVII prop bets:
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* The sounds of science.
* Bad Lip Reading at the inauguration.
* And you thought your relatives were bad…
* The Onion wants to make the Huffington Post cry.
* What happens in Las Vegas politics should stay there.
* Meanwhile, Baratunde Thurston calls out The Wall Street Journal.
* Feminism is a word that makes some men lose their f-ing minds.
* Surprisingly interesting discussion about Churchill's role in UK intellectual property laws.
* Sascha Cohen talks American History with Tig Notaro, Kyle Dunnigan and David Huntsberger.
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Given a chance to visit Manny Pacquiao's locker room before the boxer's Saturday night bout against Juan Manuel Marquez in Las Vegas, Mitt Romney delivered a pep talk as only Mitt Romney could. It went as follows: "Hello Manny. I ran for president. I lost."
No one knows how such soaring Churchillian rhetoric could have failed to inspire Pacquiao to victory, but the Filipino boxing legend was knocked out in the sixth round, at least sparing himself the indignity of earning only 47% of match points.
Taken in isolation, this incident means little. But consider what happened at Disneyland, only one day after Romney decided a trip to the resort wasn't just for winners…
A 37-year-old Disneyland contract worker cleaning the roof of Space Mountain sustained moderate injuries Wednesday when his harness malfunctioned, authorities said. He slid about 20 feet before coming to a halt on the lip of the large, ridged roof.
We won't have confirmation of the Romney Curse until a certain gas station in La Jolla goes out of business or there's an outbreak of food poisoning traced back to Pizzeria Limone in Salt Lake City. Still, best to be cautious. If you hear robotic voice saying "I ran for president. I lost. Ha ha ha," get the hell out of there.
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Romney, Trump & Gingrich to appear together at Vegas fundraiser; or "remember no evil, admit no evil, and evil.'
— John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) May 24, 2012
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House Republicans furious GSA would spend taxpayer dollars on a trip to Vegas when there are so many tobacco lobbyists willing to pay for it
— David Feldman (@David_Feldman_) April 18, 2012
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