5 of the craziest crowdfunding campaigns

From a dice for fidgety people to a cooler with a Bluetooth speaker, there’s hope for even the weirdest of crowdfunding campaigns
Fidget cube(Photo: Kickstarter)
Fidget cube(Photo: Kickstarter)
Updated on Sep 19, 2016 03:39 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

From a dice for fidgety people to a cooler with a Bluetooth speaker, there’s hope for even the weirdest of crowdfunding campaigns

1) Fidget cube: The Fidget Cube is a cube with six sides that can be clicked and flipped at tense or boring moments. Targetted at people who can’t sit still, it has managed to gain over $3.4m (Rs 22.79 crore approx) in funding. And it’s still open for funding for another month.

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Exploding Kittens card game (Photo: Kickstarter)
Exploding Kittens card game (Photo: Kickstarter)

2) Exploding Kittens: This card game has players draw cards; if you draw an Exploding Kitten, it explodes and you are out of the game. But if you pull a defusing card, you can survive. Similar to the Russian Roulette, this game managed to raise $8,782,571 (Rs 58.87 crore).

Coolest Cooler (Photo: Kickstarter)
Coolest Cooler (Photo: Kickstarter)

3) Coolest Cooler: This gadget comes with an ice chest as well as a blender, Bluetooth speaker, USB charger, and a bottle opener. After one failed attempt, it managed to raise $13,285,226 (Rs 89 crore approx) the second time around.

Miito liquid heating rod (Photo: Kickstarter)
Miito liquid heating rod (Photo: Kickstarter)

4) MIITO: This liquid heating rod claims to be a sustainable alternative to the electric kettle. To boil water, you just drop the rod into an iron-free bowl, and wait for a minute. It managed to raise €818,098 (Rs 6.16 crore approx).

Potato salad campaign (Photo: Kickstarter)
Potato salad campaign (Photo: Kickstarter)

5) The Potato Salad campaign: The campaign earned its creator Zack Brown $55,492 (Rs 37 lakh approx). His original goal? To raise $10. Brown’s goal? To make potato salad, something he had never done before.

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