A Guy On Kickstarter Has Raised Over $9,000 To Make Potato Salad Alone In His Home
Jul 7, 2014, 23:08 IST
There's a Kickstarter campaign underway to fund one man's potato salad. And even though it sounds like a joke, it's raking in serious cash.
"Basically I'm just making potato salad. I haven't decided what kind yet," says Zack Danger Brown on the Kickstarter page for his crowdsourced potato salad project.
With over 1,000 enthusiastic backers, Brown, a web developer, has already raised over 900 times his original goal of $10. The project, which started on July 3, doesn't end until August. He's already promised his backers four kinds of potato salad so far, including one vegan option.
For a modest $1, backers will get a "thank you" posted on Brown's website, a picture of Brown making the potato salad (seriously), and Brown will say the backer's name out loud while making the potato salad. For $3, Brown will ship "a bite" of potato salad. For more generous donations, he'll let you come hang out in his Columbus, Ohio kitchen while he makes the potato salad ($10), write you a potato salad haiku ($20), or send you a potato salad-themed hat ($25).
Brown is raising money so fast, he's having a hard time keeping up with making new stretch goals for his backers. At the $1,000 mark, he promised a live stream of the potato salad making process, and at $3,000 he said he'd expand the potato salad making party out of his kitchen and rent out a party hall for all his $10-and-up backers.
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