#9 Potato Salad
Ah, a real classic of the genre. Potato Salad Kickstarter began with a humble, rather self-explanatory goal; to make some potato salad. Its creator had, apparently, never made potato salad before and wanted to. Obviously, the most straightforward way to go about this was to create a campaign on a crowdfunding site, requesting $10. The internet, as it is wont to do, responded in ridiculous fashion. The Kickstarter amassed over $50k in funding, which is totally funny until you spend an hour looking through old Kickstarter campaigns for community centers and libraries and shit which didn’t even raise $100.