Redditor Literally Eats His Hat After Losing $1,000 Bitcoin Bet [Video]


If you don’t know much about Bitcoin yet, you can read about it here. But if you’re not really interested in the cryptocurrency market, just understand that it’s something that some people take very seriously. So seriously, that a redditor literally ate his own hat after losing a $ 1,000 Bitcoin bet.

Redditor Anndddyyyy pledged to do just that (with ketchup) if Bitcoin wasn’t valued at at least $ 1,000 by January 1. Bitcoin peaked at $ 750 on New Year’s Day, and has since dropped to $ 600.

Though Anndddyyyy admitted that he was slightly wasted when he placed his bet, he made good on it anyway and recorded himself eating his hat on Wednesday. “Well, I was wrong. Bitcoins and alcohol don’t go well together. Lesson learned,” he noted.

He had to eat it over the course of three sittings because the human body isn’t really equipped to digest cotton.

“I had every intention of doing it all in one meal until a friend of mine who’s in nursing school expressed genuine concern because the digestive system doesn’t break down cotton,” he said. “My stomach definitely felt ‘off’ after each time and it gave me a weird headache.”

If eating a hat over a silly, drunken bet seems crazy, that’s because it absolutely farking is. Still, Anndddyyyy showed real gumption by fulfilling his end of the bargain, and hopefully there’s a moral lesson in here about not promising to eat hats if you lose a bet, or something.

“I may be an idiot, but I like to think I’m an idiot with integrity,” he said.

Watch Anndddyyyy eat his own hat in the video above. Don’t try this at home.

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WARNING: ‘Shark Eats Man’ Video Spreading On Facebook Is A Hoax


SharkEatsManSwimmingInIndianOcean650What do a shark eating a man in the Indian Ocean and a python eating a passed-out drunk man have in common? No, not the main course: They are both hoaxes that spread virally via Facebook.

International Business Times reported on the latest scam to go viral on the social network, in which a photo of a shark devouring a man — which is likely a screen shot from 1987 film Jaws: The Revenge — with a video play button appears atop the headline, “[SHOCKING VIDEO] SHARK EATS SWIMMING MAN IN INDIAN OCEAN.”

However, those who fall victim — to the scam, not the shark — are asked to click like, and then complete surveys, which earn money for the spammers who host the pages. Of course, the potential for phishing and malware also lurks.

Readers: Have you seen this hoax in your News Feeds?

Screenshot courtesy of International Business Times.