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Man Becomes ‘Japanese Monkey Spirit’ in Board Game Thanks to Wikipedia Hoax

Kickstarter-funded tabletop game Rising Sun by CMON Limited included a supposed monkey spirit from Japanese folklore named “Kotahi” as a backer-exclusive “stretch goal” piece. A year later, as the game began arriving to backers, it was learned that the “Kotahi” was actually a Wikipedia hoax named after a New Zealand teen.

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Delingpole: Michael Mann Crowdfunds Worst Children’s Book Ever

Michael Mann is writing a children’s book about climate change. Don’t all rush to donate at once – you might break the internet – but he wants you to pay for it through crowdfunding. The book is called The Tantrum That Saved The World.

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Lawsuit: Crowd-Funded Skully Liked Lap Dances More than Helmets

The former book-keeper for Skully, the futuristic motorcycle helmet maker, filed a lawsuit this week claiming the company squandered $2.5 million on exotic cars and lap dances, casting doubt on Silicon Valley claims that crowd-funding would bury Wall Street.

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‘Days of War’ Kickstarter Trailer

Watch the Kickstarter trailer for Days of War, a multiplayer first-person shooter paying tribute to World War II classics like Day of Defeat and Medal of Honor: Allied Assault.

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Western Vets Crowdfund Their Journeys to Fight ISIS in Iraq and Syria

The Islamic State’s conquests in Iraq and Syria– from the largest metropolitan areas to the most unassuming villages of both nations– have raised alarm around the world. And as the Kurdish forces on the ground lament a lack of resources necessary to finish the job, their call has summoned a broad coalition of Western military veterans using the internet to fund trips to the front lines of the war on ISIS.