BOSTON (CBS) – It appears that a popular satire website is coming to the rescue of a New Hampshire man who lost his life savings on a carnival game.
Henry Gribbohm dropped $2,600 on a game at a Manchester carnival run by New Hampshire-based Fiesta Shows in an effort to win an Xbox Kinect.
He didn’t win, and his consolation prize ended up being a giant stuffed banana with dreadlocks.
“You just get caught up in the whole ‘I’ve got to win my money back,’” Gribbohm told WBZ-TV earlier this week.
As it turns out, thanks to some generosity and a clever marketing ploy by CollegeHumor.com, Gribbohm might just see his life savings returned after all.
CollegeHumor.com posted the story on its website with a ripe offer to buy the dreadlocked banana for $2,600 if the post can get 26,000 “likes” on Facebook. If this post gets more than 30,000 “likes,” Collegehumor.com says it will buy Gribbohm’s banana and buy him an X-Box Kinect, which he was originally trying to win.
As of 8:15 a.m. Wednesday, the post had received 8,500 “likes.”