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Man Blows Entire Life Savings on Carnival Game

A man in New Hampshire thought for sure he could win an Xbox being offered as a prize for winners of the game “Tubs of Fun” at a local carnival. It didn’t take long before he’d spent his entire life-savings—a sum of $2,600—in a losing effort to claim the $200 video game system. After complaining to the game’s operator that it had to be rigged, he was given back $300 and awarded what many will surely see as a fair consolation prize, a massive (kind of offensive) banana with dreadlocks. Local police are now investigating to see if the Tubs of Fun booth somehow committed fraud by making their game too hard. Either way the good news is, worst-case scenario, he just walked away with a $2,300 stuffed banana …

Update: CollegeHumor is offering to give the man $2,600 and buy him an Xbox as part of a Facebook promotion. They do have one condition though—they want the banana.

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