Saturday 17 March 2018

Kickstarter hits 100000 funded projects - here's 100 pieces of trivia


Emma Clark

Kickstarter announced that 100,000 projects have successfully met their funding goals, seven years after the site originally went live.

Kickstarter has reached the milestone of 100,000 successfully funded campaigns after seven years. Photography project Falklands/Malvinas: One War, all Wars had the honour of becoming the project to get the site to hit this milestone.

To celebrate this achievement, Kickstarter has released a list of 100 pieces of trivia. For example, it took 121 days for Kickstarter to reach 100 fully-funded campaigns. Meanwhile, it took just three days to get its latest hundred.

There's a lot of interesting titbits of information there, including the fact that one person has managed to get funding for 94 different projects, the most of any creator on the site.

Here are some of our favourites; the full list can be read on Kickstarter:

  • Distance between a given project’s location and one of its backers, on average: 2,317.09 miles
  • Highest number of updates from a single project: 301
  • Number of albums, compositions, or performances that have been nominated for a Grammy — from Rhythm & Blues to Latin Jazz: 15 (Four of which are in contention a week from today)
  • Number of creators who have won a Grammy for their Kickstarter project so far: 4
  • Number of times the spouting whale emoji appears in Emoji Dick —the first emoji book acquired by the Library of Congress: 1,339
  • Number of empty white books that artist Wafaa Bilal will use in an installation to bring attention to the destruction of the University of Baghdad’s entire library after looters set it afire: 1,000
  • Number of students who conducted experiments inside ping-pong-ball satellites lifted 100,000 feet above Earth to the edge of space: 3,200
  • Weight of the Light Phone, a credit-card-sized cell phone designed to be used as little as possible: 38.5 grams
  • Number of people who backed Marina Abramovic’s project for a hug: 1,359
  • Number of classrooms full of 3- to 9-year-olds that LeVar Burton, Reading Rainbow, and 105,857 Kickstarter backers are equipping with creative literacy tools: 10,000
  • Number of Kickstarter funded film projects that have been nominated for an Oscar: 11
  • Number of films that have won an Oscar: 1
  • Number of five-star reviews for Cards Against Humanity on Amazon: 28,986
  • Number of Shakespeare-inspired projects: 274
  • Number of Cthulhu-inspired projects: 170
  • Runtime of a film of white paint drying on a wall submitted to the British Board of Film Classification, meant to encourage a public dialogue about censorship: 607 minutes

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