After the doomsday clock was pushed to 2 and a half minutes to midnight, some are wondering if the end of the world is coming in 2017.
The world is in a scary place at the moment. War continues to rage in the Middle East, climate change is drastically increasing, and political leaders across the planet are beginning to take a more hard lined, isolated stance.
Discovery of Alien Life Betting Odds
- In 2017: 66/1
- in 2018: 50/1
- Anytime after 2020: 1/33
With all this going on, it’s not much of a surprise that scientists have made UK gambling news by pushing the doomsday clock to just 2 and a half minutes to midnight. This clock, which represents a hypothetical countdown to global catastrophe, is now lower than it’s been in over 60 years.
Does this mean you should bet on the end of the world coming in 2017? Well, it depends. The clock has gone low before, particularly during the arms race between the US and Russia. Now however, it’s a culmination of things that pushed it to 2 and a half minutes to midnight. Scientists claim recent nuclear tests, climate change, cyber technology and biotechnology are all serious causes for concern.
Other Novelty Bets Worth Taking a Look at
This is certainly not your usual novelty bet. If the world ends, how will you even get paid? That remains to be seen. In the meantime (and perhaps to take your mind off global annihilation) there are some other great novelty bets available at PaddyPower.
Which Monopoly Token Gets Scrapped?
- Cat: 1/1
- Wheelbarrow: 6/4
- Battleship: 2/1
- Thimble: 4/1
Think humans will discover alien life in 2017? Why not bet on it! While the discovery of life outside earth this year may be unlikely, and could very well come hand in hand with the end of the world coming in 2017, the odds set by many online sportsbooks in the UK are very enticing and you just might cash out.
For extraterrestrials to be discovered in 2017, the odds are set at 66/1. In 2018, they are set at 50/1. Anytime after 2020, the odds are much higher at 1/33.
Did you know Monopoly is scrapping one of their tokens? Did you know you can bet on which one goes? That’s right. PaddyPower is allowing their members to bet on which token gets scrapped. The Cat is the most likely at 1/1. After is the Wheelbarrow with odds of 6/4. The Battleship comes next at 2/1, followed by the Thimble at 4/1.
No one really knows whether the end of the world is coming in 2017, but the fact that the doomsday clock has been pushed lower is worrisome. To take your mind off these troubling times, visit PaddyPower and make some fun, more light-hearted wagers.