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30,000 People May Have Just Bought A Box Of Poop On Black Friday

30,000 units were sold. (Photo by Platslee via Shutterstock)
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The people behind the game Cards Against Humanity offered their fans a special Black Friday deal—what they claim is a box of actual poop from a real bull for only $6. If you've never played, Cards Against Humanity is a macabre and inappropriate mad libs game created by a few Highland Park residents. And for Black Friday, they had an odd deal for their fans that popped up today on CAH's Facebook. The post said that "to help you experience the ultimate savings on Cards Against Humanity this Black Friday, "we’ve removed the game from our store, making it impossible to purchase. Instead, we’re offering a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to buy some new bullshit."


What's in the box? (Photo via Cards Against Humanity)
The bargain could be ordered online for the price of only $6, but could only be mailed to recipients in the U.S. On the outside, it looked like a simple black box labeled 'Bullshit.' But on the inside, it was promised to be "literal feces from an actual bull." It was suggested the feces could be used to fertilize a garden, decorate a "festive tree," or "surprised a loved one with the gift of poop."

Many commenters on the Facebook post seemed to believe that ordering the box would result in receiving something other than poop, like perhaps new game cards. According to FAQ—or as CAH calls it, 'your dumb questions'—people who ordered the special were just getting poop. Another question posed was, "Is it also something that is not poop?" to which the answer was no. It also clarified that the poop was not dangerous as it had been sterilized. And the answer to the question of whether it is legal to mail poop or not was, "Only one way to be sure."

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According to companies that specialize in shipping animal poop all year long, it is legal to mail people or yourself poop, as long as you're not harassing someone with it. San Francisco-based company IPoopYou does it all the time, according to the BoldItalic.

If one went through the ordering process with CAH's Black Friday deal, they would be asked if they thought they'd made a mistake and then encouraged to go outside. Clicking the 'go outside' option opened Google Maps, then pointed the user to a list of nearby parks.

So, is there poop in the box? It seems like that's at least possible. Creator Max Temkin tweeted this:

Last year, CAH raised the price of their game $5 on Black Friday and garnered a sizable amount of sales. As for the Bullshit, well, it sold out. Apparently, that's 30,000 boxes of what the company assured buyers was poop, according to Business Insider. Some people perhaps purchased multiple boxes. Maybe with this money, they'll be able to further fund that coffee shop they're opening by the Elliott Smith wall.

Did you buy this deal? Will you tell us if it's... you know, actually bull feces when it arrives?