Proof that anything can be insured

03/19/2008 14:23


"I thought it must be a horror to lose your smell," Gort said. "It would mean that you cannot taste wine anymore. Tasting wine is something you do with your nose, not your mouth."

Gort, 47, said his nose is essential for him to produce top quality wines at his Chateau de la Garde vineyard in the famous Bordeaux region of France, so he got it insured.

The custom-made policy covers Gort for the loss of either his nose or his sense of smell and has some unusual conditions.

The insurance contract includes a list of what Gort considers "old-fashioned rules" to protect his nose. The Dutchman is not allowed to ride a motorcycle or be a boxer, knife thrower's assistant or a fire-breather.

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Not sure about you all but I think I'd punch him and ask for half...


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