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Taylor Swift spends her days steamrolling the competition, remaining a musical success story in a failing industry, and casually hanging out with every interesting celebrity under the sun.

With monetary success should come fiscal responsibility, and now, one news outlet is reporting that Taylor is insuring her legs for $40 million. Yes, you read that right. Her legs. For $40 million. That could be 160 million chicken nuggets at certain McDonald's locations.

As much as I love this story (and the idea of an Olympic sized swimming pool full of nuggets), I must say I'm a little bit skeptical. The website reporting this, Grazia, does not specify anyone but an unnamed "source" who explains the exorbitant price:

It seems like a ludicrous sum, but if something was to happen to her legs, Swift wouldn't be able to give her signature stage performances. Her $200 million career would be in big trouble.

Fair enough, Taylor is worth a lot these days, and the music industry certainly couldn't afford to lose her. But what I want to know is who among Taylor's companions is referring to her as "Swift" of all things? Between Beyoncé, the Haim sisters, and her other famous friends, surely they have a better nickname by now?

With that riveting evidence aside, Taylor herself has been poking fun at the insurance news on Instagram. Above is what she posted over the weekend with the caption, "GREAT WORK MEREDITH I WAS JUST TRYING TO LOVE YOU AND NOW YOU OWE ME 40 MILLION DOLLARS."

For those fairweather fans, Meredith is one of her cats that receives far less attention than her other feline friend, Olivia Benson. Just judging by the tone and the Kanye-inspired caps, I'm going to go out on a limb and say that MAYBE she's poking fun at these "insider" reports.

I'm certainly not saying that Taylor's legs aren't worth $40 million, but based on her willingness to show them off to her cat pals, I'd be surprised if this turned out to be true.

Or, maybe this was an insurance scam, and Meredith was in on it all along. Half of $40 mil can buy an awful lot of cat nip.

What do you think of the news that Taylor is taking financial precautions to protect her legs?


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