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Monday, 1 May, 2000, 02:31 GMT 03:31 UK
Who wants to be a 1m missionary?
money
Making a mint: Missionary option most popular
Some people would opt to become a missionary or even sleep with their worst enemy in order to become a millionaire, a survey has found.

And cutting off part of your body was not ruled out by seven per cent of those questioned - although they did not state which part they had in mind.

The survey asked 1,000 people to choose from a range of options they would be prepared to endure in order to get 1m.

The missionary option was the most popular, gaining 27% of the votes.


Route to a million
27% - 10 years as missionary
20% - naked through town centre
19% - gain four stone
15% - live on desert island
15% - celibate
15% - men cheat on partner
10% - women cheat on partner
7% - cut off body part
35% - none of the above/don't know
A fifth said they would run naked through the town centre, 19% would put on four stone in weight, 15% would live on a desert island for 10 years and the same number would go celibate. One in ten would get a facial tattoo.

A significant minority said they would be prepared to betray their partners.

No fewer than 12% said they would become love cheats to get the cash, and 8% said they were even prepared to sleep with their worst enemy.

And 7% would even cut off a finger or other body part in order to get rich.

The remainder - 35% - either said "none of the above" or were "don't knows".

The research was carried out for BT Internet, to highlight a competition with a 1m first prize.

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