5 Kickstarter Projects That Failed Miserably

Apparently no one wants to back a superhero made of poop
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 16, 2015 11:40 AM CDT
Amber Schrama's self-esteem-boosting mag was a dud.   (Kickstarter)
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(Newser) – The generous donors of Kickstarter are known to fund everything from a kitten card game to a potato salad. But some projects don't attract backers at all. The Washington Post takes a look at the interesting and weird projects that didn't make one cent.

  • Excremento: The Amazing Fecal Man: Gilbert Smith wanted $10,000 to create an environmentally aware superhero that was "literally a piece of crap," the Post reports. It didn't work out.
  • Mushroom Forest: A group dubbed the Black Rock Disc Golf Club sought $1,500 to build 30-foot mushroom forest, complete with a frisbee-golfing course, at Burning Man. They planned to transport the materials in their van, nicknamed "Preggers."

  • Geiger counter with GPS: Unlike other radiation sensors, this project promised to make a Geiger counter with a built-in GPS receiver so a user could measure, track, and log radioactive materials and radiation.
  • Jam Band Bobble Heads: Lando Calrissian hoped to get $2,000 to make bobbleheads of musicians Del McCoury, Drew Emmitt, and yes, Justin Bieber, among others.
  • Miss V.I.P. Magazine: Amber Schrama aimed to put out a magazine that would focus on body positivity to boost girls' self-esteem. Her project failed, but she says she'll try again.
Click to discover Kickstarter's most-funded project or find out what happens to some projects that actually meet their goals. (Read more Kickstarter stories.)

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