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20th Jun '17 9:49:48 PM Eddy1215
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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 bring me proof of that so-called journal of yours, not only will I finance the expedition, 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 bring me proof of ever actually find that so-called journal of yours, 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."
5th Jun '17 2:37:02 PM jccw227
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* The entire plot for ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'' begins when Grim comes to reap the soul of Billy's ten-year-old hamster, Mr. Snuggles (most hamsters only live about three years tops). Not wanting to lose their hamster they decide to play a game for his life. If they lose, Grim takes the hamster, but if they win, not only do they keep the hamster, but Grim has to be their "best friend" (slave) for eternity. The game ends up being a limbo competition, and Mandy sics Mr. Snuggles on Grim right as he's about to go under the bar, causing him to bump into it and lose. Amusingly, after the pilot episode, Mr. Snuggles is [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse very rarely mentioned, if at all.]]
27th Apr '17 5:42:15 PM Linda58
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* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12288599/1/An-Unusual-Christmas-List An Unusual Christmas List]]'' starts with a 5 year-old Sara making a [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Christmas/birthday list]], containing unusual things like "Fly a Spaceship" and "Punch a boy and not get in trouble", and a 7 year-old Laurel betting a dollar she will never get everything on it. The story follows them as Sara checks things off, and ends with Sara placing the list (now with all but one thing crossed off) and a dollar on [[spoiler:Laurel's grave]].
-->"[[TearJerker I guess you won]]."
14th Apr '17 8:31:11 AM mkmlp
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fic ''FanFic/DashsNewMom'', Dash's father Blue Streak reveals that he first asked her mother Firefly out, on a bet in high school, where she was considered the "sexiest mare at the academy", a great athlete, and all in all out of his league. Obviously, this worked out well for him.
13th Apr '17 11:47:54 AM Q4
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* ''Tim Fitzhigham: The Gambler'' is a non-fiction series in which Tim Fitzhigham locates unusual wagers in the records of gentlemen's clubs, and attempts to re-create them. For example, the pilot episode revolved around a bet that a letter could be sent 50 miles in one hour, using only what was available to the original gambler in the 18th century.

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* ''Tim ''[[Radio/TimFitzhighamTheGambler Tim Fitzhigham: The Gambler'' Gambler]]'' is a non-fiction series in which Tim Fitzhigham locates unusual wagers in the records of gentlemen's clubs, and attempts to re-create them. For example, the pilot episode revolved around a bet that a letter could be sent 50 miles in one hour, using only what was available to the original gambler in the 18th century.
11th Apr '17 3:26:24 AM Q4
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* It's briefly mentioned in a Storyteller skit on ''Radio/JohnFinnemoresSouvenirProgramme'' that one member of the club bet five hundred pounds that he could lose ''that very bet''.

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* It's briefly mentioned in a Storyteller skit on ''Radio/JohnFinnemoresSouvenirProgramme'' that one member of the club bet five hundred pounds that he could lose ''that very bet''. Which he won... [[LogicBomb and therefore lost... and therefore won... and therefore...]]
* ''Tim Fitzhigham: The Gambler'' is a non-fiction series in which Tim Fitzhigham locates unusual wagers in the records of gentlemen's clubs, and attempts to re-create them. For example, the pilot episode revolved around a bet that a letter could be sent 50 miles in one hour, using only what was available to the original gambler in the 18th century.
6th Mar '17 7:04:40 PM mlsmithca
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* Jim Butcher, author of ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', began his other series ''Literature/CodexAlera'' because of a bet. He was in a debate (described as 'the kind where you hit capslock and mash the keyboard') with another writer on a message board over the 'sanctity of the idea'. The unknown other party said that if you have a great idea then it doesn't matter how bad your writing is, you can turn it into something publishable. Jim believed that no matter how tired and overdone the idea, if you're a good enough writer you can make it great. The other party challenged Jim to 'put his money where is mouth is' and turn a bad idea of his choice into a book. Jim (being 'quite the internet loudmouth') said that he would take any *two* of the other person's bad ideas and combine them into something great. The ideas? The LostRomanLegion...and ''{{Pokemon}}''. And [[SoCoolItsAwesome he did it]].
* Tony Hawks, twice, each time getting a book out of it. The first was Round Ireland with a Fridge, the second Playing the Moldovans at Tennis, the latter is a very interesting look at a country with a truly messed up economy and has started charitable donations to help out a bit.

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* Jim Butcher, author of ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', began his other series ''Literature/CodexAlera'' because of a bet. He was in a debate (described as 'the kind where you hit capslock and mash the keyboard') with another writer on a message board over the 'sanctity of the idea'. The unknown other party said that if you have a great idea then it doesn't matter how bad your writing is, you can turn it into something publishable. Jim believed that no matter how tired and overdone the idea, if you're a good enough writer you can make it great. The other party challenged Jim to 'put his money where is mouth is' and turn a bad idea of his choice into a book. Jim (being 'quite the internet loudmouth') said that he would take any *two* ''two'' of the other person's bad ideas and combine them into something great. The ideas? The LostRomanLegion...and ''{{Pokemon}}''. ''Franchiase/{{Pokemon}}''. And [[SoCoolItsAwesome he did it]].
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* Tony Hawks, twice, each time getting a book out of it. The first was Round ''Round Ireland with a Fridge, Fridge'', the second Playing ''Playing the Moldovans at Tennis, Tennis'', the latter is a very interesting look at a country with a truly messed up economy and has started charitable donations to help out a bit.
8th Feb '17 5:50:08 PM Mr.Bubbles
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* ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959'': "The Silence" is about Jamie Tennyson, who makes a bet with Archie Taylor, a man who despises listening to him rant and ramble at the country club, that he can remain silent for a whole year. The terms are simple: the unused game room in the basement of the club will be refurnished with a glass-enclosed bedroom and living room. Microphones will be placed around the enclosure that will be active at all times. Tennyson will be allowed to end the bet and leave at any time just by making a sound, but if he manages to stay quiet until 10PM on June 3rd 1962, he'll earn $500,000. [[spoiler: By the end, despite being offered $1000 or $5000 to stop early, Tennyson manages to stay quiet for the whole year. Taylor relents that he doesn't have the $500,000 to give him and that Tennyson has proven himself to be a the better man...only for Tennyson to reveal that he'd secretly had an operation done to severe the nerves to his vocal cords a year prior.]]

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* ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959'': "The Silence" is about Jamie Tennyson, who makes a bet with Archie Taylor, a man who despises listening to him rant and ramble at the country club, that he can remain silent for a whole year. The terms are simple: the unused game room in the basement of the club will be refurnished with a glass-enclosed bedroom and living room. Microphones will be placed around the enclosure that will be active at all times. Tennyson will only be allowed to end communicate in writing, and the bet and leave at any time will end if he just by making makes a sound, but if he manages to stay quiet until 10PM on June 3rd 1962, he'll earn $500,000. [[spoiler: By the end, despite being offered $1000 or $5000 to stop early, early and being told rumors about his wife cheating on him, Tennyson manages to stay quiet for the whole year. Taylor relents that he doesn't have the $500,000 to give him and that Tennyson has proven himself to be a the better man...only for Tennyson to reveal that he'd secretly had an operation done to severe sever the nerves to his vocal cords a year prior.just before the bet.]]
8th Feb '17 5:40:59 PM Mr.Bubbles
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* ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959'': "The Silence" is about Jamie Tennyson, who makes a bet with Archie Taylor, a man who despises listening to him rant and ramble at the country club, that he can remain silent for a whole year. The terms are simple: the unused game room in the basement of the club will be refurnished with a glass-enclosed bedroom and living room. Microphones will be placed around the enclosure that will be active at all times. Tennyson will be allowed to end the bet and leave at any time just by making a sound, but if he manages to stay quiet until 10PM on June 3rd 1962, he'll earn $500,000. [[spoiler: By the end, despite being offered $1000 or $5000 to stop early, Tennyson manages to stay quiet for the whole year. Taylor relents that he doesn't have the $500,000 to give him and that Tennyson has proven himself to be a the better man...only for Tennyson to reveal that he'd secretly had an operation done to severe the nerves to his vocal cords a year prior.]]
23rd Jan '17 1:08:49 PM DragonRanger
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* In the PokemonSpecial manga Ruby and Sapphire made a bet to accomplish their goals in 80 days.[[spoiler: It ended in a draw.]]
** Also, in the Emerald arc, Emerald made a bet with the Frontier Brains that he will beat them in seven days. [[spoiler: He succeeds. [[TournamentArc Sort of.]]]]

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* In the PokemonSpecial manga ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'' manga, Ruby and Sapphire made a bet to accomplish their goals in 80 days.[[spoiler: It days (Ruby wants to master the region's beauty-pageant Contests, Sapphire deisres to challenge the Gym Leaders). [[spoiler:It ended in a draw.]]
** Also, in the Emerald ''Emerald'' arc, Emerald made a bet with the Frontier Brains that he will beat them in seven days. [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:He succeeds. [[TournamentArc Sort of.]]]]
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