Paddy Power’s Batty Bets – North Korea’s space cadets
Fancy a punt on how North Korea’s space progamme is going or Kim Jong-un’s chances of carding a score the PGA would recognise? Come this way.
While North Korea likes to portray itself as some sort of magical land from a Disney movie where animals mourn the noble leader, the reality is a nation that couldn’t be any more controversial or entertaining if it was populated entirely by Frankie Boyles.
One of the last bastions of Communism, the country recently saw red when their rocket test was less weapons grade and more F-grade.
Their poor effort has caused them to return to their ACME factory to start from square one and we’re offering odds of 1/2 that they launch another rocket before the end of 2012, with odds of 6/4 available on the secretive nation holding off their next bash until 2013 or after.
But why would you want to pee off the most trigger-happy country on the planet Paddy? I hear you say. Simple, we believe their next effort will be as wayward as a Sergio Ramos penalty and are offering odds of 6/4 on the thing not even reaching orbit, let alone its target.
Rumour has it that North Korea are also keen to start their own space programme but we doubt it will be as good as Star Trek.
Elsewhere, last year’s death of the pint-sized leader Kim Jong-il left son and successor Kim Jong-un with tiny shoes to fill. The new leader is available at Evens to claim to have equalled dad’s world record golf round of 38 but it’s an astronomical 100,000/1 for the PGA to recognise such a round.
It’s not all bad news for the Supreme Leader however as it’s an unlikely 33/1 for North Korea to hold a democratic election before 2020 while he’s also now a shoo-in to win North Korea’s Got Talent with his father gone!