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A Charlotte, North Carolina man, having purchased a case
of rare, very expensive cigars, insured them against... get
this... FIRE. Within a month, having smoked his entire stockpile
of fabulous cigars, AND having yet to make a single premium
payment on the policy, the man filed a claim against the insurance
company. In his claim, the man stated that he had lost the
cigars in "a series of small fires."
The insurance company refused to pay, citing the obvious
reason that the man had consumed the cigars in a normal fashion.
The man sued... and won. In delivering his ruling, the judge
stated that since the man held a policy from the company in
which it had warranted that the cigars were insurable and
also guaranteed that it would insure the cigars against fire
without defining what it considered to be "unacceptable
fire," it was obligated to compensate the insured for
Rather than endure a lengthy and costly appeal process, the
insurance company accepted the judge's ruling and paid the
man $15,000 for the rare cigars he lost in "the fires."
There's more to the story below
Teacher: Billy stop making ugly faces at other students
Teacher: Well, when I was your age, I was told that if I
kept making ugly faces, my face would stay that way.
Billy: Well, I can see you didn't listen.
The Rest of the Story
After the man cashed his check, the insurance
company had him arrested on 24 counts of arson. With his own
insurance claim and testimony from the previous case being
used as evidence against him, the man was convicted of intentionally
burning the rare cigars and sentenced to 24 consecutive 1
February 13th In Pop Culture History
► 1633 - Galileo Galilei arrived in Rome to face charges
of heresy by the Catholic Church for advocating Copernican
theory, which held that the Earth revolved around the Sun.
► 1915 - The American Society of Composers, Authors
and Publishers (ASCAP), headed by Victor Herbert, was founded.
► 1993 - Double Dare game show ended
► 2000 - Two days after Charles M Schulz died, February
11, the last original Peanuts comic strip was printed in newspapers
► 2004 - Astronomer Travis Metcalfe of the Harvard -
Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics believed he discovered
the largest diamond in the known universe at the center of
the white dwarf star, BPM 37093. Observations claim that the
core of the star is a diamond crystal 4000km in diameter.
Now You Know...
|Jerry Springer (1944)
Kim Novak (1933)
George Segal (1934)
Peter Tork (1942)
Robbie Williams (1974)
Chuck Yeager (1923)
Oliver Reed (1938 - 1999)
Peter Gabriel (1950)
Kelly Hu (1968)
Stockard Channing (1944)
Peter Hook (1956)
Tennessee Ernie Ford (1919 - 1991)
|Everybody is somebody else's