It seems as if recently every time you log into Facebook, there’s someone else asking you to “support their dream of ice dancing for polar bears” or “endorse Poop the board game.” Once an innovative tool for visionaries and inventors to gain support for their businesses, Kickstarter has now become the Jar Jar Binks of social media. All of those great and interesting Kickstarter campaigns we have come to know and love, such as Pebble Time and Exploding Kittens, have been lost in a sea of bizarre inventions, weird ideas, and whiny indie musicians complaining about how you haven’t bought their EP yet. It’s gotten to a point now where many of us don’t even bother to watch the video, much less reach for our wallets.
Fear not, here is a list 5 of the most creative, unusual and interesting Kickstarter campaigns out right now that may or may not begin to restore your faith.
Sick and tired of never being able to sleep on the plane because you got stuck next to some fatty with BO? Then do I have the product for you. FaceCradle Travel Pillow is a multi-purpose, portable headrest that gives you the comfort you need while also making you seem so bat-shit crazy that no one will want to sit next to you! With over 20 days to go, FaceCradle has raised close to a million dollars and gained 16 thousand supporters, not bad for half a massage table and a couple straps.
So this thing charges Smartwatches, iPhones and doubles as a lamp, all while LEVITATING? Yeah you can just go ahead and sign me up for one of those bad boys. We’ll see who the coolest is when all your friends’ watches are all tethered to wall chord at the same time yours is defying gravity. With 14 days to go and a quarter-million in raised funds, this things about to hit the market and blow minds. David Blaine who, am I right?
Take a shot for Harambe, because he took one for you… woah, deep. Nothing hypes you up more for a night out at the bars more than tequila shots, a controversial death, and guilt because you already forgot. The goal of this very original campaign is to fight animal injustice and commemorate the memory of Harambe… with alcohol and party-favors. They’ve received $51,000 in support and have over a week to go. Who knows, maybe after that they’ll release a beer-bong for Free Willy.
The love-child of trench coats and cargo shorts, the Adv3ture Hoodie has something for everyone. Remember the Drinking Jacket from the 2014 Kickstarter? The Adv3nture Hoodie took and evolved that idea… by adding a couple pockets. A great mix of comfort and looking like you’re active, the company has raised a hundred-thousand dollars in support of the stylish mountain man outerwear and have over a month left on their Kickstarter Campaign.
Because possessed dolls that follow you with their eyes aren’t enough right? This is by far the most interesting Kickstarter campaign I have ever seen. This museum is attempting to raise enough funds to get the “eccentric taxidermists'” most famous collection to New York City. It’s dead cats, stuffed and dressed up for a wedding. That dude’s been looking at eccentric in the rear-view for a long time. Somehow they’ve gotten six-thousand dollars from like-minded “enthusiasts” (people that weren’t hugged as children) to pay for the cost of moving the exhibit and if you make a donation to the campaign, you get to attend the feline matrimony. Totally cool, wasn’t planning on sleeping tonight anyway.