Some of the Year’s Strangest Crowdfundings

Year end lists have to include strangest crowdfunding campaigns.

My list includes:

  • Brony Fair 2016,
  • potato salad,
  • a new line of designer condoms that sport artistic designs,
  • a guy who would, for $1.5M delete his (Sam Pepper’s) YouTube account (a reward was to kick him in the n*ts),
  • defense costs for a man accused of stabbing someone, and
  • Zombait, a device that makes your baitfish look (to other fish) like it’s alive!

(Some sites were taken down as not complying with the portal’s terms).
If you can stomach it, the Brony video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOzWc7cU5QY

About JeffKoeppel

I am a corporate/securities attorney in the Washington, DC area. Prior to joining the firm, I was a Senior Attorney Advisor in the Division of Corporation Finance at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. I am a member of the Bars of the States of Maryland, New York and the District of Columbia. You can also follow this blog on LinkedIn at: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/jeffrey-a-koeppel/0/63/5a9
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