The Oatmeal Helps New Tesla Museum Raise One Million Smackers

The Oatmeal, who really should freaking start making comics and stop helping museums in Long Island that no one thought about until a week ago, just announced that he and the Internet raised $1 million to support the purchase of Nikola Tesla’s old laboratory on Long Island.

In 9 days, we managed to raise over 1 million dollars to go towards buying back Tesla’s old laboratory, and with the $850,000 matching grant from NY state this puts us at 1.85 million bucks. At its peak, the campaign was raising $27,000 per hour, crashing Indiegogo, and probably setting some kind of land speed record in awesomeness.

Indiegogo posted a graphic describing the speed and intensity of the effort. They noted that people in 102 countries participated to donate $100 per minute.

At this point, Matthew Inman aka The Oatmeal could probably call for donations to buy a Bugatti Veyron and a Larry Ellison’s private Hawaiian island and he’d probably get it. With great power comes great responsibility.

Incidentally, there is already a Tesla Museum in Colorado. They’ve been emailing us almost daily wondering why they don’t get no respect.