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Some guy wants $25,000 to translate the Bible into emojis

Some guy wants $25,000 to translate the Bible into emojis
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Kickstarter is a great place for people to get their movies, inventions and other cool ideas off of the ground. One of my favorite success stories is the camping stove that can charge your gadgets. But, for every good idea on Kickstarter, there are a bunch that sound pretty crazy. The latest kooky idea I've come across is an emoticon Bible. That's right, someone wants to translate the entire Bible into those tiny smiley face icons that people, especially teenagers, use to text and instant message.

According to the project's creator, Kamran Kastle, putting together the Bible won't be cheap. He's looking to raise $25,000 to fund the project.

In a video posted on the Kickstarter page for the project, Kastle states that he's trying to make a Bible that's more accessible to young people by translating it into words - or pictures - they can understand.

In fact, the project's tagline is "One of the oldest books translated into one of the newest languages – Emoticons." That's a noble goal, but I don't think it's going to catch on.

Next page: See a sample from the Emoticon Bible
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