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Drunken prop bet leads to 99-character name

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All good things come to those who wait — sometimes. We aren't sure how good this is but the fact is, it is here and it took five years for it to grab the attention of the media. Full Metal Havok More Sexy N Intelligent Than Spock And All the Superheroes Combined with Frostnova is a name, a name that is 99-characters long and belongs to a New Zealand man. You could be asking why any parent would stick that handle on their child and the answer would be that this man lost a drunken prop bet at the poker table.

It came to the attention of the media (us and others) when a friend of the 22-year old 'prop bet loser' from Dunedin, New Zealand, tossed it out in an online body building forum. The friend said his friend's request had finally been accepted.

According to the forum discussion, it all happened five years ago during a home game where a prop bet took place and one of the players had to change his name. You guessed it — Full Metal Havok More Sexy N Intelligent Than Spock And All the Superheroes Combined with Frostnova — was picked by the other players.

The story was picked up by the New Zealand Herald who said the unusual request was accepted because "the name met the requirements of naming rules and the applicant paid the fee and completed the form correctly."

Names have a 100-character limit due to local legislation and chosen names are only allowed if they do not "cause offence to a reasonable person, are unreasonably long, or without adequate justification include or resemble an official title or rank," otherwise the Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) would intervene.

Mr. More Sexy N Intelligent Than Spock has to start making all those changes that are required on his documents, such as passport and driver's license since the name change has been approved and we're curious if all 99 characters will fit in the space provided, or what would be omitted or abbreviated to make it appear in a proper format.

Mr. More Sexy N Intelligent Than Spock can always pony up the $127 fee and complete all the forms to change his name again.

Prop bets? It is a wager made between two or more people in the form of a side bet based on some proposition or outcome.

One of our favorites is "Vegetarian Howard Lederer took David Grey up on his $10,000 bet that he couldn’t eat a cheeseburger. Howard promptly proceeded to demolish a juicy cheeseburger and then remembered that Grey hated olives. Howard offered Grey a chance to win back his money if he would eat some fruit of the olive tree. Grey responded by tossing Howard the $10,000 he won, declining the challenge. A few days later, Lederer and Grey were at a party and while they were walking by the buffet table, Grey said, “Look – there are millions of dollars worth of olives!”

For more crazy prop bets take a reading on "Poker Plus – The High-Rolling World of Prop Bets!"

Image courtesy of the New Zealand Herald

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