10 Weird Kickstarter Campaigns That Were Successfully Funded

These crowdfunded projects are anything but ordinary


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Kickstarter is the trendy go-to crowdfunding platform for creative individuals and teams who want to put their new project ideas into production. If you've browsed through some of the project pages before, you've probably seen some great ideas, some not-so-great ideas and maybe even some ideas that sound completely insane.

Believe it or not, some of the wackiest, craziest, out-of-this-world projects you'd think wouldn't make it past their first couple of dollars in funding have actually been fully funded and sent to production. It turns out that the Internet loves weird, and wacky ideas — and people are more than willing to spend money to see them become a reality.

Here are just a handful of some of the most bizarre and funniest Kickstarter projects that actually met their funding goals.

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The Ostrich Pillow

The Ostrich Pillow Screenshot from Kickstarter.com


The Ostrich Pillow is described as a "micro environment" for power napping. And yet, it totally resembles an ostrich burying its head in the ground.

It's literally a ridiculous looking pillow you slip onto your head, complete with a breathing hole for your nose and mouth, and two places to stick your hands if you want to lay your head down on a desk. Yes, this is a serious thing, and the project ended up raising more than half of its original $70,000 goal.

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Nothing but Potato Salad

Potato Salad

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The potato salad Kickstarter campaign was something that went weirdly viral.

This guy just wanted to make potato salad. That was it.

He only needed $10, and people loved the simplicity of it so much that he ended up with over $55,000 from almost 7,000 backers. And it was all in line with Kickstarter's rules.

He ended up throwing a huge potato salad-themed party with all the extra money from the campaign.

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IllumiBowl Toilet Nightlight

IllumiBowl Screenshot from Kickstarter.com


IllumiBowl is a nightlight for your toilet.

That's right, you clip this thing onto the side of your toilet, and it lights up your toilet bowl in one of six colors when it senses you entering the bathroom.

According to the video, it's a great solution for guys who have trouble "aiming in the dark" or "girls who fall in." Haha.

This one was only looking for $20,000 but ended up raising over $95,000.

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A Giant Inflatable Sculpture of Lionel Richie's Head

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For an upcoming UK music festival, hopeful creators turned to Kickstarter to get enough money to create an extremely large inflatable sculpture of Lionel Richie's head.

This campaign took two attempts, but in the end it was successful.

According to its description, people could enter the giant head and answer a telephone inside that would start playing Lionel Richie's famous song Hello.

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Emoji Dick: Moby Dick Translated Entirely into Emoji

Whale Illustration

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Back in 2009, a project campaigner decided he really wanted to see every sentence of Herman Melville's classic story Moby Dick translated into Japanese emoji because he was interested in "the phenomenon of how our language, communications, and culture are influenced by digital technology."

It was fully funded and is now available to purchase in softcover and hardcover.

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The World's Largest Jockstrap

Jock Strap

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Why on earth would anyone want to make a jockstrap so huge that a person can't even wear it?

For the Guinness Book of World Records, of course.

The project creator only needed $850 to pay some service fees, and it was fully funded by just 11 backers.

I couldn't find any information on the Guinness World Records website about jockstraps, but I really hope he made it after submitting it for approval.

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Meat Soap

Meat Soap

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There are people in this world who think that smelling like meat is pretty awesome, so to make it more convenient (and sanitary) for people to "get that bacon-fresh scent," a campaign was launched to produce aromatic meat soap made with animal by-products, fats, scents, and flavors.

At least 42 people liked the idea of smelling like meat, and they were the ones who helped back the project to raise about $1,900 of its original $1,500 goal.

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Edible Cups

Edible Cups Screenshot from Kickstarter.com


Yes, now you can have a nice refreshing drink and eat the cup when you're done drinking too.

Referred to as "Jelloware," these creators came up with edible, biodegradable and vegan cups meant to compliment the flavor of your drink.

And why not? What a fun idea for parties.

This project met its $10,000 goal with the help of 229 backers.

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Poop: The Game

Poop Emoji

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Toilet humor-themed Kickstarter projects apparently do pretty well.

A card game called "Poop" was able to raise over $11,000 from 668 backers, which was well over its goal of $4,500.

The game is comparable to Uno, except you're not supposed to "clog the toilet" when playing.

It's available to purchase online for just $10.00, along with an expansion pack option available as well if you end up loving it.

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Graphing the Deliciousness of a Chicken Burrito

Chicken Burrito

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A graphic design student decided he wanted to crowdfund his mission to eat and rate the "deliciousness" of a chicken burrito from Chipotle.

Was it kind of joke? Probably, and it totally happened.

He only needed $8.00, but when so many backers jumped in, he decided to expand his campaign by including additional graph ratings for eating a burrito while skydiving, and eating another while on a zero gravity flight. Too weird.

He ended up raising over $1,000 from 258 backers.

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