Insured his brain

1957: Lloyd McManus, president of the Southern Iron and Metal company, insured his brain for $100,000, noting that, "I make my living with my brain."

The inevitable jokes followed in the media: A penny for his thoughts, what happens if he has a brainstorm, etc...

The Bridgeport Telegram — Jan 17, 1957

     Posted By: Alex - Wed Dec 30, 2015
     Category: Insurance | 1950s | Brain





Comments
Why not?! IIRC, Mansfield insured her legs.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 12/30/15 at 10:07 AM
Can one insure the other "brain" that we men sometimes use ?
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 12/30/15 at 11:55 AM
Sometimes? According to Patty... well... never mind.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 12/30/15 at 12:06 PM
Pianists insure their hands. Perfumers insure their sense of smell. Dancers insure their legs. A little unusual to insure a brain, but a head injury could have left him ostensibly healthy but unable to continue his work.
Posted by Phideaux in his own little world on 12/30/15 at 01:36 PM
Certainly anything can be insured against damage or destruction. Collecting is usually the problem.
Posted by KDP in Madill, OK on 12/30/15 at 05:49 PM
Well, if the hat fits, wear it honey. smile
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 12/30/15 at 06:19 PM
@Expat: Patty makes it "hard" to think red face
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 12/30/15 at 06:20 PM
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