Top 10 Super Weird Kickstarter Campaigns That Somehow Actually Got Funded
If you're not familiar with Kickstarter, let us give you a quick introduction.
Basically, people who need funding for a creative project post a short video and description of their idea, and users on the site are able to donate to make that project happen.
The funny part? Some of the things people come up with are completely ridiculous and/or crazy and/or awesome. Seriously. Hoodie with an inflatable pillow? Come on.
We dug through the Kickstarter archives and found the 10 craziest and weirdest projects on the site.
10. MGrilled Cheesus
People get quite excited over anything that looks like Jesus.
That was the observation of Rob Corso and Meg Sheehan, at any rate, so they launched a Kickstarter campaign for the Grilled Cheesus, an electronic sandwich press that emblazons the face of Galilee’s most famous native son on the top and bottom of your sandwich.
It may not feed a multitude, but 286 people pitched in $25,604. To paraphrase Monty Python, blessed are the grilled cheese makers.
9. The Ostrich Pillow
The afternoon lull, the time about 30 to 60 minutes after lunch when all you want to do is sleep, is the worst time of the day productivity-wise. And, man, it’s really hard to find a comfortable place to sleep in your cubefarm.
Recognizing this very real problem, Studio Banana Things—yes, that’s a real name—introduced a crowd-funding for the Ostrich Pillow, a pillow you wear on your head and tuck yourself away like an ostrich as you take a little siesta.
The Ostrich Pillow was a runaway success, raising nearly $200,000 when all it wanted was $70,000.
Thankfully, Studio Banana Things made holes for your nose and mouth so you can breathe while you sleep.
8. Meat Soap
Some soaps promise to leaving you feeling as clean as whistle. Others boast of being 99.44 percent pure. Meat Soap promised to make you smell like meat. Because bacon, I guess, which, to be fair, is one of the best smelling things in the world.
But that doesn’t mean you should lather up with something that seems more appropriate for the breakfast table than for your morning shower.
Still, at least 42 meat soap backers disagree, and they gave a combined $1,905 to make the campaign a success.