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Fallon Agrees To Bet With Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel

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fallon-agrees-to-another-bet-with-chicago-mayor-rahm-emanuel-headerJimmy Fallon has made another bet with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

On The Tonight Show Tuesday, the two made good on a bet they made earlier in the year and set the stage for yet another challenge.The mayor asked Fallon to bring The Tonight Show to Chicago if Chicago Public Schools students read 2.4 million books as part of a summer reading program.

Fallon agreed.

The book-reading challenge is what had Emanuel plunging into Lake Michigan in March. Last year, the mayor said if students read 2 million books, he would jump in the lake as part of the city's Polar Plunge. In a later bet, Emanuel challenged Fallon to take the same icy dip and in exchange, the mayor would appear on his late-night show.

Fallon, who was dubbed "Swimmy Fallon" during the challenge, recalled the plunging experience on Tuesday's show as "near death."

"I heard bagpipes," he said. "When you're Irish, that's what you hear when you die."

Emanuel, on the other hand, said he heard "Hava Nagila."

The two even compared action photos from the day, with Emanuel boasting a proud, fearless pose as strutted out of the water and Fallon looking shocked, holding his hand to chest and gasping for air.

The event raised money for the Special Olympics, and the duo's exchange reportedly helped set a fundraising record, raising more than $1 million.

If Chicago students want to win yet another reading bet the mayor has made, however, they better get reading!

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