We all know somebody who has launched their own Kickstarter before. The guy from your dorms who has decided he has the best idea for a new movie. The girl from your high school homeroom class that wants to create a new organic makeup line. Everybody has something they want to Kickstart, but obviously, not every idea is good enough to get the funding. However, some weird and bizarre ideas are still able to be bankrolled for some reason, and we are still baffled by them. Want to see some of the weirdest Kickstarter concepts to ever get funding? Keep reading.
We'll start with Power Toothpaste: The First Caffeinated Toothpaste. The people who came up with this made the tagline "get a rush while you brush!" They claim that the energy-boost effect is sudden compared to the 30-45 minutes it takes coffee. As strange and potentially unhealthy as this might sound, it made its $47,000-plus goal back in March 2016.
This project was to make a hand-to-smartphone surrogate - one that was just a piece of plastic that looks like a smartphone. Now, why is this one called the ZERO, you ask? Well, this is the second time they've successfully funded this "least advanced" phone ever - it's just a rectangular plastic piece this time around. People probably wouldn't fall for this BS these days. This Kickstarter's funding period was back in fall 2015.
Bea Arthur's Bust; A Mosaic Re-Creation Using McDonald's Cups
Modern art can be pretty weird, but this would make Warhol blush. Creator "Jules" asked for enough money to buy 12 McDonalds iced teas, which he would then empty and rip up into pieces and make into a mosaic of the Golden Girls star. Granted, the goal was set at thirteen dollars so it wasn't hard to meet but it's still a strange undertaking. This project was backed in August 2015.
Does it look like an adult pacifier? Without a doubt, but the creators believe their device will strengthen your neck and facial muscles. That strengthened jawline is needed when you remember how this ludicrous product got six thousand dollars more than the target goal back in September 2016.
The idea is slightly similar to the signal-blocking beanie, it's just the part of your body that it's covering. The reason behind it is also interesting - the creators are concerned about how cell phone radiation affect your reproductive organs. In May 2016, people gave their money for silver underpants to protect their junk and lady parts.
Avant-garde art is weird, and there is always a crowdfunding market for it. From the bowels of Brooklyn is a group that needed the money to perform this: drop a baby grand piano onto a pyramid of 385 champagne glasses. They got the funding back in 2012. You can actually watch it happen here.
Before you wonder if the money is going in making the world's largest, that's not what this Kickstarter was about. This man had it complete, he just needed the money to submit the scanned measurements to the Guinness Book of World Records. This one is apparently ten times the size of the previous record holder - and yes, that means someone had tried this before. This Kickstarter took place way back in 2012.
People love the smell of meat and freshly fried bacon, and some people really want that smell to linger. So in 2011, they launched a campaign to find their soapy vision, which used animal byproducts to make different colors, styles and flavors. They were very, very specific that you do not eat the soap.
After all the news of despair and ruin the city of Detroit has gone through over the years, so many memes have turned towards the biggest fictional lawman of the city. So in 2011, Detroit residents decided it would be a great idea to start a campaign to erect a statue in Robocop's honor. It worked for Rocky in Philly, right?
There have been thousands of successful Kickstarter games with crazy premises (Exploding Kittens, anyone?). This one takes on some UNO concept and throws it in the toilet, kinda. The novelty of this 2014 campaign was so strong, they made enough money for an expansion pack.
The mother of all weirdest Kickstarters came in the form of this bowl. In December 2014, Zack Daniels asked for ten bucks for a delicious potato salad. He got over $55,000 dollars and a live stream of a lot more potato salad.
Conspiracy theorists take heart; you can now go out and fight the New World Order in style! This sartorially chic and comfortable beanie also blocks electromagnetic waves from your head. The idea for this project came when someone blamed their insomnia on cell phone and wifi waves, and it was funded in the first week of 2016.