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Egon Ronay

Body part: Taste Buds
Amount insured: $400,000

Egon Ronay, a Hungarian-born British immigrant, had an insurance policy that covered his taste buds through Lloyds of London for $400,00. Ronay’s restaurant guide “Egon Ronay’s Guide to British Eateries,” was said to either make or break a restaurant’s reputation and to launch the careers of famous chefs, including Gordon Ramsey, according to The New York Times. He was also said to have a distaste for TV chefs, exclaiming that Ramsey and Jamie Oliver “are not chefs anymore, they are business people.”

The policy covered his sense of taste, and guaranteed payment had he lost it. He died in 2010 at age 94.

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