Potato Salad Kickstarter Raises $70K in One Week, Loses Over $30K Days Later


Just a week after we reported on Zack “Danger” Brown, aka the Potato Salad Guy, his project exploded on Kickstarter. Sure, raising $1,600 for a $10 goal is pretty awesome, but getting $70,000 in support in less than a week? Pretty friggin’ crazy.

But as quick as potato salad fans rallied alongside the most ridiculous Kickstarter project in the history of ever, they started to disappear. A few days after the project hit its $70K milestone it dropped almost $30,000, nearly half of the total amount pledged. Brown, who’s been pretty good about updating the project at every major event, had nothing to say about the insane decline in funds.

It was assumed fans gave up on the potato salad party or that the novelty of the project wore off, possibly resulting in backers pulling their pledges before the project officially closes. However, the L.A. Times is reporting that there were three very large pledges of $10,000 that did not pass the verification process and were cancelled.

Either way, Brown has way more than enough money to make all the potato salad he could ever want, and then some.

H/T + PicThx HuffPo, Bustle


Wear Flip Flops & Score a Free Smoothie at Tropical Smoothie Cafe on June 21st

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June 21st marks the official start of summer, but few people know it’s also National Flip Flop Day. The peeps over at Tropical Smoothie Cafe are celebrating this awesome coincidence in the tastiest way possible by giving away free 24 oz. Jetty Punch Smoothies tomorrow between 2pm and 7pm. All you have to do is show up wearing flip flops in order to score the freebie, AKA this is an automatic win for everyone living on the West Coast. And if you don’t own a pair, just borrow some from a friend, because delicious smoothies, guys!

The event is also promoting a great cause: All Tropical Smoothie Cafes will be collecting donations for Camp Sunshine, a foundation that helps those affected by life-threatening illnesses and their immediate families.

If you’re not able to make it tomorrow, customers can visit any location now through June 30th to purchase a $1 Paper Flip Flop or a $5 Flip Flop Key Fob to contribute to their fundraising efforts. Donations are also accepted here.