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20th Apr '18 3:41:49 PM Lemia
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* In one episode of ''Series/ILoveLucy'', Lucy makes a bet with Ricky that she can go without buying a new hat for longer than he can go without losing his temper. She loses the bet almost immediately when she goes to return a hat she bought before the bet and ends up being sweet-talked by the hat seller into buying a new one, and spends the rest of the episode trying to get Ricky to lose his temper before her hat is delivered to their home so that he'll think he lost the bet instead.
* In one episode of ''Series/ThreesCompany'', Janet and Chrissy bet Jack that [[BigEater Chrissy]] can go for longer without any food or drink other than water than [[TheCharmer Jack]] can go without flirting with or touching a woman. Neither Chrissy nor Jack take their self-imposed abstinences well and both of them try to cheat; Janet and Chrissy invite over an old girlfriend of Jack's named Grace to tempt him, and Jack brings home delicious food he knows Chrissy loves. Jack ultimately wins the bet, but it's a hollow victory as Grace storms off on him after he holds out on her one too many times while Chrissy gets to happily munch on some chocolate cake.
4th Mar '18 4:24:55 PM nombretomado
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** The story spawned a sequel, ''But It's A Whole Canadian Dollar 2: The Un-Nailables'' in which Jericho and Christian make another "who will score first" bet: Jericho with StephanieMcMahon, or Christian with Molly Holly.

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** The story spawned a sequel, ''But It's A Whole Canadian Dollar 2: The Un-Nailables'' in which Jericho and Christian make another "who will score first" bet: Jericho with StephanieMcMahon, Wrestling/StephanieMcMahon, or Christian with Molly Holly.
3rd Mar '18 11:13:09 AM nombretomado
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* A celebrated anecdote involving UsefulNotes/CalvinCoolidge, the 30th president of the UnitedStates and a man of few words. A female reporter told Silent Cal that she was bet by her editor that she couldn't get at least three words out of him. His response?

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* A celebrated anecdote involving UsefulNotes/CalvinCoolidge, the 30th president of the UnitedStates UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates and a man of few words. A female reporter told Silent Cal that she was bet by her editor that she couldn't get at least three words out of him. His response?
2nd Mar '18 5:27:25 PM Sharlee
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* ''Series/{{CSI}}'': 'Hitting The Cycle' centered on a betting pool regarding who would be the first to have a natural, accidental, homicide and suicide all in one night. Superdave, the coroner's assistant, won, though only because the other assistant died of natural causes during his shift. The only one to bet on him was his boss Dr. Robbins, with everyone else betting on [=CSI=]s. Robbins explains that natural deaths are rarely investigated by a CSI, but David would be the one to look at every body that comes in.

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* ''Series/{{CSI}}'': 'Hitting The Cycle' centered on a betting pool regarding who would be investigate the first to have last in a complete set of death circumstances: accident, homicide, suicide, and natural, accidental, homicide and suicide all in one night. shift. Superdave, the coroner's assistant, won, found the long-sought-after natural, though only because the other [[spoiler: another assistant died of natural causes during his shift. The only one to bet on him was his boss Dr. Robbins, with everyone else a brain aneurysm at the episode's end]]. Most of the [=CSI=]s lost the wager by betting on [=CSI=]s. Robbins explains themselves, and Catherine bet that no one would complete "the cycle" at all, on the grounds that natural deaths are rarely investigated by a CSI, but law enforcement. Doc Robbins, shrewdly, realized that David would be was the one only member of the shift to look at every ''every'' body that comes in.came in, and won the pot.
1st Jan '18 8:53:00 PM WithFlowers
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* In ''ComicBook/TheOneHundredNightsOfHero'', Jerome bets Manfred that Manfred can't seduce Jerome's wife while Jerome is out of town for a hundred days - if Manfred manages it, he gets Jerome's castle. Since by their cultural standards, Manfred raping Jerome's wife would qualify as "winning" (and get the wife executed for unfaithfulness), and Manfred ''really wants'' that castle, the wife's maid/lover Hero ends up using the ScheherezadeGambit on him.
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31st Dec '17 10:00:29 AM nombretomado
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* Creator/DrSeuss wrote GreenEggsAndHam on a bet he couldn't write a story using just fifty distinct words.

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* Creator/DrSeuss wrote GreenEggsAndHam ''Literature/GreenEggsAndHam'' on a bet he couldn't write a story using just fifty distinct words.
6th Dec '17 10:55:52 PM jormis29
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* OlderThanRadio: In Creator/MarkTwain's story ''The Million Pound Bank Note,'' the bet is actually between two rich brothers as to what the main character will do when given the titular bank note.

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* OlderThanRadio: In Creator/MarkTwain's story ''The Million Pound Bank Note,'' Note'' and it's 1954 film adaptation, ''Film/TheMillionPoundNote'', the bet is actually between two rich brothers as to what the main character will do when given the titular bank note.
30th Nov '17 10:41:18 PM Codefreak5
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* ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire'': Mr. Whitmore was a friend of Milo's grandfather Thaddeus. After an argument about the Shepherd's Journal, the following bet was made: "Thatch, if you ever actually find that so-called journal, not only will I finance the expedition, but I'll kiss you full on the mouth." Whitmore remarks to Milo, "Imagine my embarrassment when he actually found the damn thing."

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* ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire'': Mr. Whitmore was a friend of Milo's grandfather Thaddeus. After an argument about the Shepherd's Journal, the following bet was made: "Thatch, if you ever actually find that so-called journal, not only will I finance the expedition, but I'll kiss you full on the mouth." Whitmore remarks to Milo, "Imagine my embarrassment when he actually found the damn darn thing."
21st Nov '17 6:35:07 PM nombretomado
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* ColePorter famously bragged at lunch one day that he could write a song on any subject. The friends he was dining with challenged him to write something based on the next thing they heard in the restaurant. The waiter at an adjoining table then said to the person at that table "Miss Otis regrets she's unable to lunch today". The song, ''MissOtisRegrets'', is about a socialite who kills her lover and is then lynched by a mob was written in 1934, and is still popular today, some 80 years later.

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* ColePorter Music/ColePorter famously bragged at lunch one day that he could write a song on any subject. The friends he was dining with challenged him to write something based on the next thing they heard in the restaurant. The waiter at an adjoining table then said to the person at that table "Miss Otis regrets she's unable to lunch today". The song, ''MissOtisRegrets'', is about a socialite who kills her lover and is then lynched by a mob was written in 1934, and is still popular today, some 80 years later.
18th Nov '17 2:53:56 PM HiddenWindshield
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