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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!
By Anthony Garreffa from Aug 21, 2012 @ 23:29 CDT

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!




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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