10 of the Absolutely Most Foolish Kicksters Ever

  • April 20, 2016
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Kickstarter has brought us many great things, but it's also exposed us to some of the most uninspired or outright dumbest ideas people can concoct. Sometimes it's the nature of the product itself, sometimes it's the pitch, but as the saying goes, “there's always more losers than winners.” Here's 10 Kickstarters that were never going make it.

Maybe #9 was a scam? Because no one can be that oblivious.

1.

Donald Trump National Ad Campaign

Fun fact: Donald Trump is insanely wealthy. You may have heard him talk about it once or twice. So why should you help a “group of entrepreneurs, friends, and family members” fund a national ad campaign for the man? Well, only ten people donated and presumably could have answered that question, though we have no idea what that answer could be.

2.

Finding Flight 370

This is only one of two Flight 370 investigation projects on Kickstarter (don't worry—the other one failed too). This one, which got zero backers for its $52,000 goal, is focused on “ruling out the obvious” by following the flight's original path, as though that hasn't been done already.

3.

Erotic Reading List

For people who own a computer, want an internet reference for erotic literature, but don't understand how a search engine works. For the low asking price of $45,000 you can enter “Bigfoot erotica” (their example, not mine) in their proposed website instead of Google.

4.

Scarereports

Pitched as a website to report your spooky going-ons. The person behind this project, who doesn't seem to understand coding based on what he wrote, gives an example of how the site could be used: “Maybe your (sic) buying a house and would like to know if a particular address has had any paranormal activity.” You'll be shocked to learn this project was also a failed GoFundMe.

5.

RightWay_On the go H20

This proposed product is a 2oz packet of water. That's it. For times when you can't bring some container of water but need to take medicine. So you have a packet of water, which the pitch sells on convenience factor. How many scenarios can you think of where a bottle of water is a no-go? Enough to warrant a $27,000 investment?

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