10 Ridiculous Kickstarter Campaigns People Actually Supported
It seems anything goes on Kickstarter these days. In an effort to spur growth against the far more laissez-faire Indiegogo, new rules have opened the floodgates to give creatives “support and freedom.”Close Panel
It seems anything goes on Kickstarter these days. In an effort to spur growth against the far more laissez-faire Indiegogo, new rules have opened the floodgates to give creatives “support and freedom.” So this guy decided that meant making potato salad. For real.
Zack “Danger” Brown started his campaign with the goal of raising $10 to make potato salad. He’s raised nearly $10k at last count. There’s still 25 days to go on the campaign.
Lionel Richie's Head
Some Brits raised £8016 (USD$13K), to make a giant inflatable sculpture of Lionel Richie’s head.
Baba Invisible Panties
Be liberated and free, ladies. Absolutely invisible panties! As the campaign says, you can wear them, “even when you’re having ‘special women’s’ days!”
This one didn’t raise much but 6 people did end up giving it $130.
Cuz who doesn’t love pirates and pancakes? Combine them for the ultimate breakfast!
The Pirate Pancake Griddle was successfully funded for $18,633. Those who paid at least $93 each got the actual griddle. Everyone else had to settle for a 3D vector file to print one of their own.
Write Dumb Stuff In The Sky
“I’m asking you to donate money so that I can hire a man in a plane to write stupid things with clouds in the sky.”
People actually gave nearly $7K to allow this guy to write “OMG I’m flying!” and “Tweet me bro!”
Josh O’Conner, Field Commander, and a team of other “scientists” led a project to create infographic posters based on “research data” they took on the Inman Park Squirrels in Atlanta, GA. The project actually raised nearly $9K. Backers didn’t even get a poster unless they pledged at least $30 for the project.
This is just nuts.
Miley F*cking Cyrus Shirts
“Somewhere in America, Miley Cyrus is twerking,” wrote campaign creator, Daniel Bañaga.
Bañaga surpassed his goal of $300 to create 20 t-shirts of Miley twerking with her tongue out. No word on raising for the inevitable copyright infringement suit.
This Floating Pool In A River
Someone wanted to swim in a pool in a river. So they crowdsourced it on Kickstarter and raised $16K past their goal to do it.
The “Floating East River Pool” will be available to the good citizens of New York City in 2016.
Launch A Tardis Into Space
There were several attempts to send a real Tardis into space. Doctor Who fans gave nearly $90K to make one of these attempts a reality.
No word about whether this actually happened or still will happen. The last Twitter page for the campaign hasn’t updated since February.
Kickstarter clearly states that it is the creator’s job (i.e. not Kickstarter’s so don’t go to them to get your money back) to complete the project.
A Flying Bicycle
We’re not sure why you’d prefer a flying bicycle over, say, an enclosed aircraft, but at least 153 backers hoped to see this thing take off.
The “world’s first” flying bicycle apparently didn’t even require a license to fly and could reach up to 4K feet. Too bad it didn’t reach its goal, though. Who doesn’t want an ET flying moon pic of their own?
Bonus: This Watermelon Holder
“Never drop your watermelon again!”
For those times when you need to haul a watermelon around, there’s this contraption.
This campaign only got $332 of it’s $25K goal, though. Oh well. We’ll just have to keep carrying our watermelons the old-fashioned way.