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30,000 people buy nothing more than a box of cow poop

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Buyers who bought the poop were greeted with a happy poo emoji! (PHOTO: YouTube) Buyers who bought the poop were greeted with a happy poo emoji! (PHOTO: YouTube)
KHQ.com - If you're going to take a stand against the spectacle that has become "Black Friday," take notes from the people at Cards Against Humanity. 

If you aren't familiar with Cards Against Humanity, think of an R-rated version of Apples to Apples. The game bills itself as a "party game for horrible people," and this year for "Black Friday" the company decided to offer people "actual b***s***." The company charged folks $6 and said anyone who bought the bundle should expect to open a box of poo from a real, live bull. 

Cards Against Humanity has pulled holiday pranks before. The company isn't a fan of Black Friday, and past pranks had fueled internet rumors that this year's deal contained something special. But it wasn't something special (though I guess that depends on your perspective). It was as advertised. It was a box of poop. And at $6 a pop (or plop), the company sold about 30,000 of them. 

Even as the game's creator was tweeting during the sale that it was just poop, people kept on buying, and they eventually sold out. In two hours!

Well, people's boxes of poop began arriving this week and while some are seeing the humor, others are furious, or perhaps a little embarrassed that they bought poop. 

When one buyer wrote the company to ask them to cancel his order, the company responded. Hilariously. 

"We're sorry, but we are unable to cancel your order at this point. It has been processed and sent to our fulfillment center. The wheels of destiny are in motion. If you'd like, we'd be happy to send you additional poop. Maybe it will make the first poop seem less weird." 

Others are trying to make a buck and put their boxes of poop up on Ebay for nearly 6 times the price! 

Some are wondering if it is illegal to ship poop via U.S. mail, and it turns out it is, but only if it is sent for the purpose of harassment.

Cards Against Humanity made 20 cents on each $6 box of holiday bull poop. The profits will go to Heifer International, a charity that aims to eradicate poverty and hunger by providing livestock to developing communities.


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