Cards Against Humanity has begun its annual Black Friday prank, and this time, they’re digging a hole. That’s it; they’re digging a hole, and as long as the money keeps coming in, they’ll keep digging.
According to a website dedicated to the hole, the manufacturers of the famously off-color party game are accepting donations to continue the digging. Each donation buys a certain amount of digging at each price point. For example, a $5 donation buys 16 seconds of digging; a $15 donation buys 48 seconds of digging, and so on.
You can watch a live feed of the hole being dug below.
It’s unclear where the hole is being dug. On the Frequently Asked Questions section of the website, the answer to “Where is the hole” is short and to-the-point: “America. And in our hearts.” Based on the fact that the grass is brown and the trees are bare, we’re going to speculate that it’s in a northern climate. And the gently rolling hills in the background suggest a location such as Ohio or Missouri. But other than that, we got nothing.
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Other “answers” on the FAQ simultaneously give you all the information you need, and yet, no information at all. For example, the answer to “What’s Happening Here?” is “Cards Against Humanity is digging a holiday hole.” Other tidbits from the FAQ include the fact that, yes, it’s real; no, there is no “deeper meaning” to the hole; and as to whether or not the whole thing is bad for the environment, “No, this was just a bunch of empty land. Now there’s a hole there. That’s life.”
One thing Cards Against Humanity didn’t make clear is whether or not they got all the necessary legal paperwork to dig the hole.
As to how much damage the prank can do to the environment depends largely on where the hole is (which isn’t known), and how long they keep digging (which could go on for days or even longer). For example, if they dig into the water table, that’s going to cause problems of some kind or another (I’m not a geologist, so I can’t say for certain what will happen once they hit the water table, but I’m pretty sure it’s not going to be good). Similarly, if they dig into old mines… well again, I don’t know. But it’s not going to be good.
“What if you dig so deep you hit hot magma? At least then we’d feel something.”
In case you’re wondering what’s the deepest hole that’s ever been dug, the answer, according to IFL Science, is the Kola Superdeep Borehole, dug in Russia in the 1970’s. Researchers dug on and off for 24 years, eventually digging to a depth of about 7.5 miles. Unfortunately, the temperature at the bottom of the hole was so hot (356 degrees Fahrenheit) that researchers abandoned their efforts.
The deepest hole in the world is the Kola Superdeep Borehole (Russia), in 1989 it reached 12,262 meters pic.twitter.com/eCUGjOrwA6
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Needless to say, the Cards Against Humanity gang aren’t likely to reach that depth, even if they had more sophisticated equipment than backhoes.
Cards Against Humanity, for those not familiar, is a party game that consists of players anonymously providing pre-printed answers to pre-printed questions, and then the “card master” voting on which player provided the best answer. The game is, to put it mildly, indescribably vulgar, inappropriate, and hilarious.
The game’s manufacturers are famous for carrying out Black Friday pranks each year. In 2015, for example, the game launched its Eight Simple Gifts for Hanukah campaign. The manufacturer used the proceeds to buy a week’s paid vacation for the workers at the factory where the game is produced.
As of this writing, Cards Against Humanity’s Black Friday Hole has raised just under $29,000, which is enough to pay for 28 hours’ worth of digging.
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