by Renee Israel
Paddy Power offers a huge variety of novelty bets in the categories of TV, music and politics. In fact you can find more than 100 novelty bets at Paddy Power.
Britons will bet on anything and politics is always a huge draw, especially in the lead up to the national elections.
In the month long campaign lead up to the British general election, bookmakers expected to handle in the vicinity of £40 million in bets.
The outcome of the elections is not the only topic that Britons enjoy betting on. It is possible to bet on what colour tie the Prime Minister will wear, which candidate will say "rubbish" first or whether a candidate will faint during televised debates.
One hundred and fifty Britons bet on who would mention the volcano first with Paddy Power paying out £715 to those who bet on Clegg who was a long shot at 9-4 odds.
Today, at Paddy Power, you can bet on political novelty bets including the categories of UK politics, Irish government, next permanent Taoiseach, next fine Gael leader, next Irish president, first mayor of Dublin, next health minister after Mary Harney, David Cameron's baby, mayor of London, US presidential elections 2012 and US politics.
Paddy Power is offering odds of 8/1 that Nick Clegg will be the godfather of David Cameron's baby. Will his baby have black hair (4/6 odds), be a complete bald eagle (20/1 odds) or have blue hair (500/1 odds). You could really hit it big if you choose to bet on Cameron having quads, with odds of 5,000/1.
Of course, sports betting remains the most popular area of betting at Paddy Power with sports from around the world being offered.