Feb 02, 2017 06:30 AM EST

Potato Salad, Sculpture Of Lionel Richie’s Head: Here Are Some Of The Craziest Crowdfunding Projects That Actually Worked

For many people, crowdfunding has paved the way to raise money for those who are in real need of funds for meaningful causes. We’ve all heard the stories of campaigns to start businesses or raise funds for a sick child, but there are some crowdfunding campaigns out there that are raising a lot of eyebrows.

Many people have started using crowdfunding sites such as Kickstarter and GoFundMe to ask money for some of the most ridiculous projects that anyone can imagine. The surprising thing is that people actually donate to these causes, and some campaigns have raised considerable amounts as many people seem to find these projects to be amusing.

Here are some of the craziest crowdfunding projects that actually worked.

Potato salad

Back in 2014, Zach Danger Brown took to Kickstarter as he wanted to raise only $10 to make a potato salad.

“Basically I’m just making potato salad,” Brown wrote. “I haven’t decided what kind yet.”

Brown got 6,911 backers and raised $55,492 to make the salad. According to Insider Monkey, Brown donated most of the money to charity.

Writing pointless things in the sky

Kurt Braunohler’s cloud project states that he wants people to donate money “so that I can hire a man in a plane to write stupid things with clouds in the sky.”

On why he wanted to have this project funded, the comedian said, “I think if there’s a way we can, just for a fleeting moment, give strangers an unexpected gift of absurdity, then I think we can make the world a slightly better place.”

Braunohler got 257 Kickstarter backers who pledged $6,820 to help bring this project to life.

Putting a TARDIS in orbit

Back in 2013, father and daughter team Robert and Alex Doyle, who happen to be massive “Doctor Who” fans, decided to ask for donations to launch an actual TARDIS into space. 3,231 backers pledged $88,880 to support this project.

A giant sculpture of Lionel Richie’s head

Some people thought that it would be a great to make a gigantic sculpture of singer Lionel Richie’s head, and many people seemed to think that this project made a lot of sense. The project had 211 backers and they were able to raise $13,000 to make the sculpture. In 2013, the sculpture was unveiled at music festival Bestival on the Isle of Wight, England.

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