Things We Can’t Believe Were Funded by Kickstarter

There is no denying that Kickstarter is an amazing platform helping fund creative projects. Since 2009, the site has received more than $1.9 billion in pledges, giving some wonderful endeavours a leg-up while showing us that dreams can come true through the power of this little thing we call the internet.

Strap yourself in.

But some dreams are slightly weirder, out-of-the-box creations. Whether the ideas are big or small, with Kickstarter, you never know who will get funded.

Potato Salad

Zack wanted to make his first ever potato salad. What kind? He wasn’t sure yet, but he just needed 10 bucks to invest in the ingredients.

A modest dream for the humble potato salad led to $55,000 raised in funds. It turns out people are really big on potato salad.

Meat Soap

Do you enjoy the aromatic quality of bacon? How about the lingering scent of raw chicken? The team behind the Meat Soap project think you should swap your flower-scented bars for a more robust scent.

They raised just over a grand to create their meat soap. Why exactly? Well, because they love meat and want to create a discussion about what cleanliness is, duh!

Using the soap may or may not attract stray animals.

World’s largest jockstrap

If you’re trying to get into the Guinness Book of World Records, you have a few different options: be a sports superstar, be extremely old/hairy/tall/short, have a talented skateboarding pet, or perform dangerous feats involving fire or underwater tricks.

If you’ve exhausted all of these possibilities, create a supersized jock strap that is ten times larger than a standard one and raise the funds through Kickstarter.

The Ostrich Pillow

Napping is the bomb. Unfortunately, our society does not recognise the importance of quality nap-time, with appropriate spaces limited to one’s bedroom, couch or in an office cubicle toilet.

Thankfully, the genius team behind The Ostrich Pillow have created a freakish, but comfortable sleeping prop that makes napping on-the-go easier than ever. Denizens of the internet love the idea of a head cocoon and nearly $200,000 was raised.

Lionel Ritchie’s Head

What is art anyways? Well, turns out it can be an 8-meter-tall Lionel Ritchie Head which when entered, hangs a phone that says, “Hello, is it me you’re looking for?”

Created for a music festival, this massive piece of pop culture art/expensive bit of paper mache impressed the crowds so much that it’s now popping up all over the world to say “Hello.”

Floating Pool in a River

On a summers day there’s nothing better than taking a refreshing dip in a body of water.

Unfortunately for many city-dwellers, rivers are extremely polluted and hardly safe to dip even a toe in.

But a little bit of pollution is not stopping the team behind + POOL trying to bring a filtered swimming pool to New York City, tile by tile.

By creating a safe, filtered swimming pool in the city, they hope to help improve pollution and bring pride back to their river. Bombs away!