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Ball-toss for a Banana

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In April, Henry Gribbohm, 30, admitted he'd blown his $2,600 life savings trying to win an Xbox at a rigged ball-toss game at a Manchester, N.H., carnival, lamenting to WBZ-TV, "For once in my life, I happened to become that sucker." Gribbohm complained to the operator, but got only a large stuffed banana as consolation. However, when news broke, an Internet website took up a collection and bought the banana from him for $2,600. o

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