A baby for a PS3

Thursday 30 November 2006
A radio gag offering a PlayStation 3 for any listeners who gave up their kids backfired on the radio show's host as over a dozen listeners rang up to accept the offer.

Dave Ryan, the host of Minnesota's KDWB morning show, said that he would give a PS3 to anyone who would hand over their baby for 24 hours. But what was supposed to be a joke mocking just how far people would be prepared to go to get a PS3, was taken seriously by many listeners.

Those who rang up included a woman prepared to let her child go for three days saying that she was going to sell the PS3 to save money for holidays. The ages of the children varied with a one-month-old baby being offered up in exchange for the next-gen console.