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The Oatmeal's $850,000 goal for a Nikola Tesla museum has been reached in just 6 days

The Oatmeal's crowdfunding for museum honoring Nikola Tesla reaches its $850k goal!

| Business, Financial & Legal News | Posted: Aug 22, 2012 4:29 am

Matthew Inman, or as he's known online as "The Oatmeal", has reached his $850,000 goal where it would save a project that would see the building of a museum to honor the great Nikola Tesla. We reported on it a few days ago, but the goal has been met and will go ahead!


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Better yet, the state of New York has promised to match Inman's raise, which will double the whatever is raised. At the time of writing, the funding has reached $896,474. With 39 days left, we could be looking at million raised, and then doubled by the state of New York.


The single biggest contribution was an astounding $33,000 which pushed the fundraising past its required $850,000 mark. The site has noted that even with $1.7 million raised, it won't be enough to build an actual museum/science center but would "effectively put the property into the right hands so it can eventually be renovated into something fitting for one of the greatest inventors of our time."


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