The 11 Most Ridiculous Olympic Prop Bets

2012 London Olympic gambling

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As with any big sporting event, people are going to gamble A LOT of money during the Olympics.Total wagers are expected to surpass £100 million ($150 million), according to gambling experts who spoke to the AP.

You can bet on any event, from the highly-anticipated 100-meter men’s final to such obscure events as trampolining.

Even more exciting than that, though, are opportunities to place some weird prop bets.

Think there will be an other-worldly sighting at the opening ceremonies? Will a well-known Londoner light his hair on fire with the Olympic torch?

The wagers are offered by two British betting houses: Ladbrokes and William Hill. Betting odds not available for every prop bet.

Every team in the 4x400-meter relay final drops the baton - 250/1

Source: AP

Whether or not the Olympics will go over budget

Source: AP

London Mayor Boris Johnson accidentally lighting his hair on fire with the Olympic torch - 33/1

Source: AP

A UFO flying over Olympic Stadium during the opening ceremonies OFFICIALLY confirming extra terrestrial life (confirmation must come from President Barack Obama or Prime Minister David Cameron) - 1,000/1

Source: William Hill and AP

If a British athlete will be photographed eating a McDonald's Big Mac

Source: AP

It will rain every day - 50/1

Source: AP

A transit workers strike will stop London Underground service - 10/1

Source: AP

The Olympic flame will go out while it's being carried by the last person - 10/1

Source: William Hill

Spice Girls will suffer a wardrobe malfunction during the opening ceremony - 10/1

Source: William Hill

Will the Olympic village run out of its 150,000 condoms?

Source: AP

100-meter final will be delayed after a contestant gets stuck in traffic - 100/1

Source: William Hill

BONUS FUTURE BET: Jay-Z/Beyonce offspring Blue Ivy Carter will win an Olympic gold medal during her lifetime - 20/1

Source: Ladbrokes

As for the athletes taking part in this year's games...

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