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Man who lost life savings gets money back and a Kinect

11:30 PM on 05.06.2013 // Jordan Devore

Stay away from carnival games, kids!

Reveling in the misfortune of others isn't something I try to frequently do, but the larger-than-life story about a New Hampshire man who burned through his life savings at a carnival in an attempt to win a Kinect was simply too much to handle.

Making matters even more humorous, Henry Gribbohm ultimately ended up with a stuffed banana as his prize. The thing had dreadlocks, for eff's sake! Questions of whether the carnival game was rigged aside, it seems he'll be okay after all. College Humor has smartly leveraged the viral nature of this cautionary tale to help Gribbohm and itself out.

The site set up a Facebook "Likes" goal that promised to pay him back his lost savings of $2,600 for the banana as well as give the guy his sought-after Xbox 360 Kinect bundle. The goal was, of course, reached. And he says he's putting the money toward a college fund for his children and a Boston Run donation. What a shockingly happy ending this turned out to be.

We Bought This Guy's Dreadlocks Banana For $2,600! [College Humor via Kotaku]

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