5 Incredible Projects That Wouldn't Exist Without Crowdfunding

Ok, so crowdfunding isn't always the best thing. It's been responsible for such unnecessary ideas as socks made of coffee, cologne that smells of whiskey or vodka (for people who want everyone to think they're an alcoholic apparently) and bow ties made of wood. And sometimes they're just straight-up hair-brained, like the guy who had a go at crowdfunding Greece's national debt a while ago. Points for effort and initiative, but perhaps that was a little on the ambitious side. But now and then, a crowdfunding project comes along that helps some genuinely cool, interesting and worthwhile projects get off the ground. Here are the best of them.

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