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January 31, 2011

Scots most likely to sell their organs.

What would you do for a million pounds? What wouldn’t you do for a million pounds? YouGov have polled just over 2,000 adults to find out what they’d do for a million pounds cash. The results are both hilarious and intriguing. 31% of people would be photographed fully naked in a national newspaper, 18% would go an entire year without any human contact, 17% would have sex with someone they find physically repulsive, 15% would give up one of their kidneys, 9% would go without sunlight for a year, 8% would be waterboarded, 2% would play russian roulette, 2% would have an advertising slogan tattooed on their forehead and 1% would have one of their arms cut off.

The figures get really interesting when you look at the breakdown of the responses (see here). While just 13% of people in London would lose a kidney for a million pounds, 21% of Scots would happily part with the organ for the cash. A much higher proportion of Labour supporters than Conservatives would go a year without sunlight. While 7% of 18-24 year olds say they would have an advertising slogan tattooed on their foreheads, just 1% of people aged over 60 would do the same. 27% of men say they’d have sex with someone they find physically repulsive compared to just 7% of women. Perhaps most interestingly, just 13% of Scots say they’d go without sunlight for a year – I thought 100% of Scots did that already…

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