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Most Ridiculous Insurance Claims Ever

While insurance plays an important role in society there are pitfalls to any social system. Of course, not everybody on this list is out to suck as much money as they can from the insurance companies…some are genuinely having a terribly unfortunate day, but either way these claims can be pretty funny. These are some of the most ridiculous insurance claims ever.

Cow Lick: A couple vacationing in southern France filed an insurance claim for the paint on their car after it got licked off by a herd of cows.

Marc Thompson’s Arson: Marc Thompson burned down his house while his 90-year-old mother was inside in order to collect $730,000 of insurance. He is now serving 190 years behind bars.

Monkey Business: While vacationing in Malasia a couple had their clothes stolen and scattered around the jungle by a thieving band of monkeys. The insurance company agreed to cover their losses.

Broken nose, broken pride: A British tourist in Athens ended up running into a bus shelter after supposedly being distracted by a group of females. In spite of his embarrassing mistake the insurance company still cover the hospital bill.

Elevator Experience: A safety training instructor was working with several trainees when the elevator they were using for demonstrations got stuck. Although the trainees got some real-world experience they didn’t see it that way. The insurance companies had to pay for the “mental anguish” they suffered as a result of being exposed to what they were training for.

-Via List25,


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