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10 surprisingly successful 2012 Kickstarter campaigns

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Does everyone say your idea is too strange to find a following on Kickstarter?

Then it’s time to forget the cynics and check out this amazing list of strange successes from the fundraising website from 2012.

They may not end up being the light bulb of their generation, but it appears they were some pretty bright ideas.

Ostrich Pillow

Unveiled in September, the Ostrich Pillow offers a way to take a cozy and comfortable power nap anytime, anywhere. The pillow is designed to let users create a little private space to relax and unwind. Its soft interior shelter, made of synthetic stuffing, isolates the head and hands for a short break, without the user ever having to get up from a desk or chair. The project raised nearly $200,000 from 1,846 backers in 30 days.

FlipbooKit

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FlipbooKits are bringing old-fashioned art back to life. The Flipbookitis a rotating mechanical flip-book kit that can be loaded with either the provided ready-made animated art or custom-made art created by the owner. The Flipbookit holds 24 frames and can be used with black-and-white or color animation. With the help of more than 1,850 backers, the project raised $137,567 in just one month.

Full story at LiveScience.

Strange inventions.

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