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Potato salad 'Kickstarter' raises $55K

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A potato salad crowdfunder raised $55,000 and promised 3,330 people "a bite." (Source: CNN) A potato salad crowdfunder raised $55,000 and promised 3,330 people "a bite." (Source: CNN)
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    Zack "Danger" Brown, donning an "I just backed potato salad" T-shirt, seemed stunned Tuesday by the support of his Kickstarter campaign but took it in stride. His original goal was $10.

    Zack "Danger" Brown, donning an "I just backed potato salad" T-shirt, seemed stunned Tuesday by the support of his Kickstarter campaign but took it in stride. His original goal was $10.


COLUMBUS, OH (WSYX/CNN) - A fundraising campaign that started as a joke has gone well beyond its $10 goal.

An Ohio man raised more than $55,000 after saying he wanted to make potato salad for the first time.

Zach Brown started a crowdfunding effort on the website "Kickstarter" to raise money to whip up his first potato salad.

The campaign turned into a social media phenomenon.

By the time the campaign ended on Saturday, he had raised more than $55,000.

Nearly 7,000 people contributed, about half of them giving less than 3 each.

Brown made a promise to people who gave more money; he offered them a bite.

He now owes 3,300 people some of his potato salad.

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