We're in the penultimate day of our superbly-observed and only marginally tasteless Angelina Jolie adoption betting odds, where we decide to seize upon the public mood by trying to get you to make money from guessing where Angelina Jolie adopts from next.
But, look, we're going to level with you here. We've come across something we weren't really anticipating. As always, we've been rattling through these betting odds from the bottom up – and that's great fun when it comes to dashing off jokey profiles about why Angelina Jolie would want to adopt a nice little Welsh kid. But now that the week is nearly over we've realised that now we've kind of committed ourselves to write jokey profiles about why Angelina Jolie would want to adopt a baby from the battlefields of Somalia. Hear that sound? That's us shooting ourselves in the foot.
Still place bets, though. Seriously, Somalia is a steal.
Here are the Angelina Jolie adoption betting odds – for the Philippines and Somalia -with help from Paddy Power…
Philippines – Angelina Jolie is now the proud owner of four children; one from Cambodia, one from Ethiopia, one from Vietnam and one from her very own uterus. Think of the mess that those kids must make. And getting a cleaner in every day, well that's just an added expense isn't it. So what's a socially aware millionairess to do when she's got tons of mess to clean up but can't be bothered to pay a cleaner? Simple – go to the Philippines and adopt a child from there. In the Philippines they pretty much train their babies to housekeep from day one, we heard. Plus instead of learning maths at school they learn how to clean rich people's swimming pools. Angelina Jolie would need to adopt an older child, though – after all, you can't expect a toddler to lift a sofa up to vacuum underneath it, can you? Credit Angelina with some dignity. Current Angelina Jolie adoption betting odds – 7/1
Somalia – We genuinely can't understand why Somalia isn't higher up the list of countries that Angelina Jolie wants to adopt from. On paper Somalia ticks all the boxes – hit by the tsunami in 2004, wounded by torrential rain and flooding in 2007, torn apart by civil war, almost finished off by air raids from Ethiopia… any one of those would normally be enough to attract a fleet of well-meaning celebrities to help their cause. And here's the kicker – there has been no effective national government in Somalia for 16 years. Angelina could probably stroll in, kidnap a baby and leave again without anyone even noticing. And isn't that a win-win situation for everyone? Current Angelina Jolie adoption betting odds – 6/1
Tomorrow – China and India! But if that's too long to wait – or you feel like making more money than you know what to do with – head right over to the Paddy Power Angelina Jolie adoption betting odds page to see the latest, and best, betting odds.