Some science bets take "novelty" to a new level. When the LHC was switched on two years ago, William Hill announced it had won £119 from 12 people who had wagered that the start of the giant experiment would trigger the end of the world. In this case, in a departure from normal practice, the bookmaker had allowed the customers in question to set their own odds.
I would love to be an observer in the universe where these guys are high-fiving each other, and then jorj95 walks in.
(Happy Birthday, George!)