What a strange world we live in.
If you’re not familiar with Kickstarter, it’s a fundraising site that allows people to set a goal and ask for donations from strangers.
A man named Zack ‘Danger’ Brown decided he wanted to make potato salad for the first time.
“Basically I’m just making potato salad. I haven’t decided what kind yet,” he wrote on the Kickstarter page.
He asked for $10 and met his goal quickly.
But then the donations kept coming in: $35, $75, $100. So Zack decided to keep setting new 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.
That’s when things really took off. Now, people have donated more than $2,100 to the potato salad project — and there’s no end in sight.
Here are his latest goals:
$1000: I’ll do a live stream of the potato salad making
$1200: I’ll pay someone to film a thank-you video for all of my backers!
Arguably the best news of all — Zack plans to throw a potato salad party if he can raise $3,000, and you’re invited.
$3000: 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!!
Zack’s only warning: “It might not be that good. It’s my first potato salad.”