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Ever want to chuck your GoPro to get good aerial shots but don't have the right foam padding not to break it? Enter AER.





Their new invention--basically a giant Nerf arrow around a GoPro--makes it possible.



The videos sound like they wouldn't be worth seeing, but are surprisingly action-packed little bits of fun. I especially like the parts where it looks like you'll run smack into someone at the end of each one:



Pick yours up here.


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The creators of the Fidget Cube, Matthew and Mark McLachlan, have figured out the ONE niche that hadn't yet been met in society: fixing anxious people. The Fidget Cube Kickstarter project is meant to help put errant fingers to work--



Their initial goal was $15,000, but as of press time they had raised OVER $4.2 MILLION:




They describe the cube (which is basically just something to do with your fingers if you like to click pens/bite your fingernails/etc), as:





So let's all put our heads together and figure out the next way to take money from anxious people... ideas anyone?



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Ever eaten your sushi and been saddened that you WEREN'T seeing 3D shapes in your soy sauce? Well rejoice!



Duncan Shotton has created "Soy Shapes" on Kickstarter and used creativity where it hasn't been used before... in your soy sauce containers! Just check out this fun way to dip your salmon rolls:




You can back him here.


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Toasteroid has a Kickstarter for their toaster that allows you to create pictures or send messages on your toast, from both remotely or nearby!

The possibilities of sending secret messages to your travelling latchkey Father are super exciting, as depicted by the girl from their Kickstarter video:



It works like this:



...and allows you to nag from near or far:




To be fair, it looks really cool:



So at $98,000+ already raised, toasts all around!


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If you love memes and you love those Apples to Apples clone style card games (think Cards Against Humanity etc) then you're in luck! This new card game takes prewritten text and matches it up with a host of popular meme pictures in a similar style. It's already met $166,108 of it's original $10,000 goal with 13 days to go so this product is obviously in high demand. Can't argue with cash.

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The Lammily doll has become popular for being the first "normal Barbie". The design has been praised for providing an alternative doll with a healthier perspective on beauty which seems to have started a trend. 


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Now the creator of the Lammily doll hopes to recreate that success with a boy version of the doll. He's created a crowdfunding campaign on Tilt to get enough backing to make the manufacturer's minimum order for this first run of dolls. 

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Guys, remember Charlie the Unicorn? 



So far there have been four episodes released since the first one in 2005. The most recent was published in 2012. Now the creator of Charlie the Unicorn is hoping to make a spectacular, 30-minute long finale.

On a Kickstarter page created to fund this new project he promises:

It's going to be ridiculous, and musical, and extremely complicated to animate. Maybe not for Pixar, with their supercomputers and fur physics and blood pact with Yuroth, but complicated for me at least.

According to Know Your Meme, $52,000 of the $35,000 goal was funded in the first 24 hours. 

The project is currently funded at $70,575 with 27 days to go. While stretch goals weren't really something he considered, he did suggest that, "If this raises just an absurd amount of money I'll attempt to hire Aubrey Plaza to play every single character and release an Aubrey Plaza edition."

So it seems like we have that to look forward to. 

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The gameplay looks similar to 'Apples to Apples' or 'Cards Against Humanity'. Players start a comic and the judge picks the winner who had the best punchline. The base game will include 250 cards but they've added a list of tasks for fans to complete to help them meet a stretch goal that will add 30 more cards to every deck.



So far they have met $635,555 of their $10,000 goal. They've already included a 10 card booster pack to every reward and with 27 days to go, the extra stretch goal doesn't seem unrealistic.

Art of The Day: 'The Monster Project' Brings Kid's Drawings to Life
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A monstrous Kickstarter project is bringing kid's artwork to life.

The Monster Project collects kid's monster drawings from around the world and enlists a team of professional artists to make them a reality.

The project was started to encourage an appreciation for art at a young age.

Here's what the project's website has to say:

With a decreasing emphasis on arts in schools, many children don't have the opportunity for creative exploration they deserve. That's a monstrous trend we would like to destroy. As artists ourselves, we understand how important that initial creative exposure is and how it can truly alter the shape of a child's future.

Run the Jewels releases a new Meow the Jewels cat remix song.
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Hip hop duo Run the Jewels is having a pretty baller week.

First, they had an incredible appearance, backed by TV on the Radio, on Late Night with Stephen Colbert. It's seriously great.



Then, RTJ released the second track on their upcoming Kickstarted remix album Meow the Jewels. This was the project taking their critically lauded 2014 album Run the Jewels 2 and remixing the music to be made entirely from cat sounds.

Like Jingle Cats, except, actually, really, super good.

Explicit lyrics, yo.



Here's the original:



Then, they announced a lot of new projects in the same vein.



Like we said, it's been a great week for a great group.

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In aid of a Kickstarter looking to make a documentary about him, Bill Nye stared into the eye of a troll storm and read mean tweets about himself.

It seems a little strange to help promote a movie made by someone else that will document your life, but it's another chance to see the unflappable and entertaining Nye in action.

He's been all over new(er) communication technology lately, mostly seen in a string of explainer videos that use emojis to illustrate the specifics of scientific phenomena.

Keep doing what you're doing Bill Nye and don't let those mean tweets get you down.

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Texas artist Nick Derington has immortalized some very important moments from your youth.

The print series called “Boss Fight” shows Mario, Link and Samus as they prepare to do battle with Bowser, Ganon, and Mother Brain.

He sold out of the first editions of the prints back in January, and now he’s offering them again through a Kickstarter project.

A description of the project from his page:

This project consists of three illustrations that recreate the nervous excitement that meant reaching a game’s hard earned final moments. A testament to the hours spent building skills, solving puzzles and defeating all the minions that stood in your way towards the game’s final confrontation.

 

Derington has done work for DC Comics, Marvel and Mondo, and he was lead animator for “Scanner, Darkly.”

He reached his fundraising goal after only an hour, and is now also offering a bonus print called “Mario’s Regret” to anyone who has funded at any level if he reaches $18k.

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Have you always loved Shakespeare but you feel like it's been missing a certain canine quality? Well you're not the only one. Kevin Broccoli has set out to create a production of Hamlet starring all pugs. What's the show called, you ask? You guessed it: "Pug-let." Is this something you want to see happen? Mr. Broccoli needs your help. Here's what he has to say on his Kickstarter page:

I want to produce the first-ever all-pug production of "Hamlet." As you can imagine, this will require finding very talented pugs.

For years I've dreamed of mounting one of Shakespeare's most glorious works with nature's most glorious creation: The Pug.

This will be the first-ever (that I'm aware of) all-pug production of "Hamlet." The actors will be pugs--even Gertrude.

It will be an amazing theatrical event. Please help us bring it to life.

*If the project is fully funded, we can film it so people who can't travel to see the show can still receive a link to view the production in lieu of an actual ticket.