Strange Insurance: Which body part has your favourite celebrity insured?

Our latest research revealed the body parts that the average Brit would insure if given the chance – but for many celebrities, this isn’t just a pipe dream.

Our data revealed the body part that the average person would be most likely to insure – with a quarter of Brits confessing they’d insure their hands if they could.

However, the same can’t be said for certain celebrities who choose to insure their best money-making assets for millions. It is rumoured that Kardashian queen Kim has insured her bum for around $21m!

However, only 5% of British females would do the same and choose to insure their bum. Surprisingly, men are more likely to do so, with 7% wanting to insure their behinds.

But what about our action heroes of the cinema screen? 007 hunk Daniel Craig is believed to have insured his whole body for $9.5 million. To throw punches with the likes of 007, Brits agree that arms need to be kept in good shape, and almost 1 in 5 (18%) Brits say they’d consider insuring them.

Every friendly face needs an award-winning smile and actress Julia Roberts knows all about this. She’s said to have insured her Pretty Woman smile for an impressive $30 million. Brits want to try and keep their smile beaming to the same standard with 18% revealing they’d also insure their mouths. This seems to be a trend as Ugly Betty star America Ferrera is rumoured to have done the same, insuring her smile for $10 million.

Apparently ‘it’s not unusual’ to want to insure your chest hair either. Rumour has it Tom Jones has done exactly that – insuring his infamous chest hair for $7 million. Men of Britain have taken interest in following the footsteps of the well-loved Welshman with 12% confessing they’d do the same.

From sporting stars to pop princesses, legs are arguably one of the most preferred body parts to get insured. David Beckham reportedly insured his left and right pegs for $70 million, whereas country singer turned pop sensation Taylor Swift has supposedly done the same for $40 million.

It seems Brits would like to follow suit, with 23% revealing they’d also consider insuring their legs.

With possibly one of the strangest body parts to be insured, popstar Miley Cyrus is rumoured to have insured her tongue for $1 million.

Keeping with the strange theme, 4% of Brits would insure their nails and a whopping 1 in 10  would financially protect private parts!

Guess you’ve got to have everything covered…

Broadband news for people in the country

Folk living in rural areas might finally have some good news on the horizon for better broadband speeds. Two developments announced recently suggest that significant improvements will be seen relatively soon.

Church buildings might help WiFi and 4G signals

Firstly, the Church of England and various Government Departments have announced that the Church’s buildings could be used to enhance both WiFi and 4G signals.

Many church buildings are in rural communities and they are often situated centrally within these communities, combining this with the fact that they have towers or spires they make perfect locations to send out a signal. The other factor that helps is that they are in place, so there are no big costs associated with building towers or local planning hurdles to jump through.

4G services for rural users

The second exciting development for rural broadband is that EE, the mobile phone arm of BT, has announced a scheme to bring high speed 4G services to nearly 600,000 rural properties.

EE will attach a special box to a subscriber’s home and this ensures a strong, reliable connection to the network’s 4G services. This service is about double the price of a normal broadband connection but it could be a lifeline to farmers, children studying and small business owners.

It makes perfect sense for EE to offer this service to make extra revenue from the infrastructure it is building associated with rolling out the new Emergency Services Network, the service taking over from the old radio communications network for the police, fire and ambulance services. Currently the network covers 90% of the country and this will increase to 95% over the next couple of years.

So rural users should be better connected by one of the two schemes very soon. This is good news for those living out in the country and for the conservative party who have been under considerable pressure to roll out super fast broadband to everyone in the UK, not just those living in towns and cities.