Tom Jones' chest hair...is it really worth $7 million?
People have insured some strange things.
It apparently all started with Betty Grable, whose famous legs were supposedly insured for $1 million each. Keith Richards, Rolling Stones guitarist, reportedly has his middle finger on his left hand insured for $1.6 million. Bruce Springsteen insured his voice for $6 million. And Tom Jones, a 67-year-old singer who was "hot" in the 1960s and 70s, insured his chest hair for around $7 million.
Now, it's Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu's turn. His trademark long ringlets, a nod to his Samoan ancestry, are now insured with a $1 million policy with Lloyd's of London by shampoo maker Head and Shoulders, which Polamalu endorses.
But he's not the first athlete to have a "part" insured. Soccer stud David Beckham's legs were insured for $78 million back in 2006. And last year, Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo had his entire lower body insured for $153 million.
We've insured this blog for $4.95. It was worth every penny.