There are certain things that make me insanely proud to be a human, but there are far more times when humanity fails, and I realize the majority of the planet will never have a clue. Now let me step down from my soap box atop this pedestal affixed to the head of this high horse.
For once, instead of going out and trying to prove a mythical creature exists, the Scottish company Jacobite Cruises is merely taking a precaution against any ill effects that such a creature could cause. So Jacobite, which annually transports 100,000 tourists around Loch Ness, signed on with Inverness insurance company Towergate Moray Firth and received a $1.5 million insurance policy against the Loch Ness Monster causing any damage to the ship or its occupants.
Lest this sound like a randomly batshit behavior, it actually coincides with the 80th anniversary of the first “sighting” of old Nessie. Which makes it sound like more of an expensive publicity stunt, but then they probably make enough money to cover it, as the Iverness area generally sees around £60 million a year just from the Monster alone. How about a few pulled quotes?