In Today’s edition of ‘In Case You Missed It’, we look back at some of the quirkiest and outright bizarre Kickstarters we have ever come across. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did!
It sounds too weird to be true, but there may actually be a museum devoted entirely to the Olsen twins soon thanks to a little fundraising platform called Kickstarter. Who’s going to give money to that? Apparently a lot of people (guess they want something since Mary-Kate and Ashley turned down Fuller House), but what’s even more amazing is that it isn’t even one of the weirdest projects on Kickstarter. Here are some of the oddest Kickstarter projects that have actually raised money.
Are we really this into the smell of bacon? Alas, apparently yes. In 2011, a woman named Alli Dryer and her team managed to attract 42 backers for their soap that will help you smell like bacon. Granted, the funding goal was a modest $1,500 ($1,905 was raised), but hey, that’s not nothing. It also goes to show the dedication of those few bacon enthusiasts — the average contribution was a little over $45.
Kate Funk created a Kickstarter page to help back her World’s Most Super Amazing 100% Awesome Cat Calendar. She asked for $3,500 to get the sixth annual edition of her cat calendar off the ground and the Internet responded by giving more than $25,000.
The Whoopi Cushion
Get it? Get it? It’s a whoopee cushion with Whoopi Goldberg’s face on it. Someone actually gave this money. Don’t be too bummed, though — it was just five people pitching in £70 to meet a £50 goal. Whoopee?
Pi Pie Pan
The only time this is really necessary is on National Pi Day, which just happened. Or if you are head of a math department. And yet, 741 people gave $17,542 to this.