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CollegeHumor offers $2,600 to buy dreadlocked banana from man who lost life savings playing carnival games

CollegeHumor offers $2,600 to buy dreadlocked banana from man who lost life savings playing carnival games

A New Hampshire man who thought he had a decent ball toss says he lost his life savings—or about $2,600—playing a carnival game he claims was rigged.

Henry Gribbohm told WBZ-TV that he was attempting to win an Xbox Kinect at the Manchester carnival when things went awry.

The 30-year-old from Epsom, N.H., was playing a game called Tubs of Fun in which contestants toss balls into a tub, but the balls kept popping out.

“It’s not possible that it wasn’t rigged,” Gribbohm said. “You just get caught up in the whole ‘I’ve got to win my money back.’”

Gribbohm lost $300, WBZ-TV reports, "went home to get $2,300 more and soon lost all of that as well."

Gribbohm, who managed to win a stuffed banana with dreadlocks before dropping $2,600, says he's considering a lawsuit.




Gribbohm may soon have a change in luck thanks to Collegehumor.com.

CollegeHumor editor-in-chief Streeter Seidell felt bad for Gribbohm and has launched a Facebook campaign to buy the dreadlocked banana.

For every Facebook Like that this CollegeHumor post gets, the site will put $0.10 towards purchasing the banana. If the post reaches 26,000 Likes, CollegeHumor will offer $2,600. If it gets 30,000 likes, the site will buy the stuffed fruit, as well as pay for the Xbox Kinect that Gribbohm was originally trying to win for his kids at the carnival.


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