Crowdfunding website Kickstarter has delivered plenty of notable gadgets during the course of its short life. Pebble and Oculus Rift are among those that immediately spring to mind.
A new project posted Thursday on Kickstarter tackles a very important topic: potato salad.
The Potato Salad project was started by Zack Danger Brown of Columbus, Ohio with a funding goal of $10. "Basically I'm just making potato salad," says Brown on the Kickstarter page. "I haven't decided what kind yet."
As of Saturday afternoon, the project has 337 backers pledging $1,690.
After blowing past his initial goal, he added the following stretch goals:
$35 - I will make 4x as much Potato Salad. I know $40 isn't 4x $10, but you guys have earned it.
$75 - Pizza Party!
$100 - I will try two different Potato Salad recipes.
$250 - Better mayonnaise (from the natural foods section)
$300 - Call a chef to get a better recipe
$350 - Make way more potato salad and probably do a third recipe.
$1,000: I'll do a live stream of the potato salad making
$1,200: I'll pay someone to film a thank-you video for all of my backers!
$3,000: My kitchen is too small! I will rent out a party hall and invite the whole internet to the potato salad party (only $10 and above will be allowed in the kitchen)! The internet loves potato salad! Let's show them that potato salad loves the internet!!
People who pledge $1 will have their name said out loud while the potato salad is made, says Brown, or you can spring for the $25 max package, which includes the following: "Receive a potato-salad themed hat along with a bite of the potato salad, a photo of me making the potato salad, a 'thank you' posted to our website and I will say your name out load while making the potato salad."
However, Brown says the project comes with one key risk. "It might not be that good. It's my first potato salad."
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