Twitchhiker Tipped for Tweet Success

Posted on February 24, 2009 by  

Bookmaker PaddyPower are lending their support to a serial tweet called Paul Smith who, on the 1st March, will attempt to travel as far around the world as possible in 30 days, relying only on the goodwill of people using Twitter, the latest online social networking site phenomenon which is growing like wildfire!

Paul will be attempting to “twitchhike” from his home in Newcastle upon Tyne to as far as New Zealand in the space of 30 days all in the name of charity:water – a non profit organisation that brings clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations.

To support Paul’s cause for charity and get people ‘Twittering’ behind him in support, bookies Paddy Power are betting on just how far he’ll get on his quest to the other side of the world!
At the moment the odds aren’t too favourable with Paddy Power offering 7/4 that Paul struggles to make it out of the UK, but the bookie is hopeful that he’ll get much further and is quoting 7/2 odds that Paul will have tweet success and reach Campbell Island in New Zealand within the 30 days.

Paddy Power are also promising the twitchhiker £1000 towards his charity if he makes it all the way in the allocated time.

Paddy Power said: “Twitter is becoming increasingly popular and his catching up fast with Facebook and Bebo as the place to be seen online. Even I’m on Twitter! I’d offer Paul a bed at my house only I’m pretty sure a stop at Ireland would be a bit of a detour to New Zealand!”

With Irish personalities Kenny Egan, Samantha Mumba and Eoghan Quigg all boasting Twitter accounts, Paddy Power are betting on which Irish celebrity will publicly endorse Twitter next. Hollywood hell raiser Colin Farrell is the 6/1 favourite followed by former RTE presenter Brian Ormond at 8/1. Even former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern is being tipped at 18/1 to open a Twitter account!

Support the Twitchhiker!

7/2 Twitchhiker to reach Campbell Island within 30 days
10/1 Twitchhiker to reach Campbell Island within a week
7/4 Twitchhiker not to get out of Britain
5/4 Twitchhiker not to get of Europe
11/10 Twitchhiker to have to abandon his mission due to lack of support from tweets
8/1 Twitchhiker to be made a movie in the next 5 years.

Next Irish Celeb to publicly endorse Twitter!

6/1 Colin Farrell
8/1 Brian Ormond
8/1 Rosanna Davison
10/1 Jonathan Rhys Meyers
12/1 Tommy Tiernan
12/1 Pat Shortt
12/1 Cillian Murphy
12/1 Brian McFadden
12/1 Grainne Seoige
14/1 Cecelia Ahern
14/1 Mary McAleese
14/1 Gerry Ryan
16/1 Gabriel Byrne
16/1 Louis Walsh
16/1 Robbie Keane
18/1 Bertie Ahern
18/1 Gay Byrne
20/1 Daniel Day-Lewis
25/1 Enya
25/1 Dana

Click here for all the latest novelty betting from Paddy Power
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