Natural History Museum to provide positive identification of Nessie
According to the Daily Mail
, recently released documents from the archives of the British Natural History Museum reveal that in 1987 the Museum struck a deal with the bookmaker William Hill. The Museum agreed that, should the body of the Loch Ness Monster ever be found, the Museum would provide "positive identification." Only if it receives a positive id, will the bookmaker pay out on bets about the creature's existence. (It offers odds of 500/1 on the Loch Ness Monster being found within a year.)
It seems like a pretty good deal for the Museum, since the bookmaker pays them £1,000 per year to maintain the contract.
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