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UPDATED: Some guy raised over $50,000 to make a potato salad

UPDATED: Some guy raised over $50,000 to make a potato salad
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Final update: After the campaign ended, the Kickstarter campaign ended with $55,492 from more than 6,900 backers.

Updated: The number is now above $70,000 and showing no signs of stopping. This is getting out of hand! I hope he donates all the money he doesn't spend to a needy charity. I get that it's satire, and who doesn't love potato salad? But, $70,000 is a lot of real money to spend on a joke.

The original article continues below.

Normally, Kickstarter is reserved for totally awesome inventions - inventions that need some financial backing.

For example, there's the awesome lighter that can help you quit smoking, a printer that fits in your pocket, and this magical iPhone stand. Even Neil Young started his Pono music player on Kickstarter.

This Kickstarter project is a little different. It's simply called Potato Salad and was created by Zack Danger Brown.  See the initial project posting below.

potato salad

Yep. That's it. Just potato salad. And guess what ... the project blew away its initial funding goal of $10. It's almost at $10,000. Wow!

Want to see what all the fuss is about this potato salad? Click here to see the official Kickstarter page. 

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