Once in a while, you get to see weird stuff as you browse along the interwebs. This case involves an organization digging a pit and people contributing money for the cause.
Last Friday was Black Friday in the US where people scour the online stores or visit physical stores in a bid to take advantage of the discounts. However, the people behind Cards Against Humanity (a cards game) had other ideas where they decided to ask people to contribute money for them to dig a hole.
“The holidays are here, and everything in America is going well. To celebrate Black Friday, Cards Against Humanity is digging a tremendous hole in the Earth,” they explained in the website. There is also a livestream on YouTube which shows the current situation, where you see an excavator hard at work on the site.
It may sound ridiculous but people actually contributed money to the cause (over $100,000) and they have iterated that as long as the money keeps coming in, they will keep on digging. You may think that people only contributed small amounts but as shown in the website, there are people who contributed over a $1000 to the cause!
Of course such petitions will make people come up with questions and the FAQ section attempted to answer queries like if the cause had a “deeper meaning” or “what the donors get for contributing” and the answers are hilarious.
Apparently the organization has pulled such stunts before. They once asked people to give them $5 without expecting anything in return which made them earn more than $70,000 and the loot was split between the employees. Anyway, it will be interesting to see how long they will keep up with this stunt until the money runs out.