Saving Banana Man

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Source of Photographs:

http://www.collegehumor.com/article/6888390/yeah-dreadlocked-banana-is-fitting-in-just-fine

In early 2013 a man named Henry lost his life savings of $2,600 trying to win an Xbox Kinect (list price for Xbox 360 4GB Console with Kinect at Amazon on 15 October 2013 is $299.99) for his children (and perhaps for himself) at a carnival. Instead of winning the Xbox Kinect, he won a giant stuffed banana with dreadlocks. The good people at CollegeHumor.com decided that they wanted the banana, and they were willing to pay Henry $2,600 for it — provided they got 26,000 likes on Facebook. They did get the 26,000 likes. In addition, the people at CollegeHumor.com said that they would give Henry’s children (and Henry) an Xbox Kinect — provided they got 3,000 likes on Facebook. They did get 30,000 likes. So everybody is a winner. The evil carnival guy gets $2,600. Henry and his children get $2,600 and an Xbox Kinect, and Collegehumar.com gets 30,000 likes on Facebook — and a giant stuffed banana with dreadlocks. When announcing the offer to its site visitors, Collegehumor.com wrote online, “Henry gets his money back, we get to look like good Samaritans when really we just want a giant stuffed banana with dreads sitting in our office, commenters can be like ‘How Stoopid waz this guy SMH [Shaking My Head]’, etc., so everybody wins!”

For Further Information: Laura Northrup, “Humor Website Offers To Buy Giant Stuffed Carnival Banana For $2600.” Consumerist. 2 May 2013

http://consumerist.com/2013/05/02/humor-website-offers-to-buy-giant-stuffed-carnival-banana-for-2600/

For Further Information: College Humor. “‘Like’ This Post and We’ll Buy This Guy’s Dreadlocks Banana For $2,600.” College Humor. 1 May 2013

http://www.collegehumor.com/article/6887256/save-banana-man

For Further Information: College Humor. “We Bought This Guy’s Dreadlocks Banana For $2,600!” College Humor. 6 May 2013

http://www.collegehumor.com/article/6888354/we-bought-this-guys-dreadlocks-banana-for-2600

For Further Information: College Humor. “Yeah, Dreadlocked Banana is Fitting In Just Fine.” College Humor. 6 May 2013

http://www.collegehumor.com/article/6888390/yeah-dreadlocked-banana-is-fitting-in-just-fine

For Further Information: Xbox 360 4GB Console with Kinect. Amazon. Accessed 15 October 2013

http://www.amazon.com/Xbox-360-4GB-Console-Kinect/dp/B003O6EE4U

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