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Kickstarter's Most-Backed Project: Exploding Kittens

Internet's new darling has more than 107K backers with days to go

(Newser) - When last seen, Exploding Kittens had reached its $10,000 Kickstarter goal in eight minutes and zoomed right on by, racking up a hefty $1.8 million as of last Wednesday. But the Internet, apparently a big fan of "kittens and explosions and laser beams and sometimes goats,"... More »

The Oatmeal's Kickstarter Reaches Goal in 8 Minutes

Is currently up to $1.8M

(Newser) - The creator of popular comic website The Oatmeal launched a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign to make a card game, and let's just say things are going well for him. " Exploding Kittens ," a Russian roulette-inspired game created by The Oatmeal's Matthew Inman along with Elan Lee and Shane... More »

The Oatmeal Raises $1M for Abandoned Tesla Lab

Web comic saves historical site so it can be turned into a museum

(Newser) - At first glance, it looks like any other run-down brick building. Its windows are boarded up, it's covered in vines, and a barbed-wire fence warns against trespassing. "It looks lost and neglected," says retired librarian Jane Alcorn. But the building is actually the last lab of one... More »

The Oatmeal Raises Nearly $150K for Charity in Days

And all to spite a rival site

(Newser) - Since Monday, the founder of popular comic site The Oatmeal has raised nearly $150,000 for charity—and all to spite another website. It all started nearly a year ago, when artist Matthew Inman complained about on The Oatmeal, accusing the site of basically stealing his work, not... More »

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