Remember the crowd-funding effort to build a museum to honor scientist Nikola Tesla that Matthew Inman, creator of the Oatmeal started?  Well guess what. In a week he already reached his goal of $850,000.  Wow. The funds will be used to buy land in Shoreham, N.Y., where Tesla’s last laboratory was located. Now this does not mean there will be a museum there right away, in fact, this was just to cover buying the land.  More money still needs to be raised to build on it, but that can be another crowd-funding effort.

There is still plenty of time to kick some $$ into this effort. Check out some of the cool things you can get.

  • $3
    Tesla loves the number 3

    And if you donate $3, Tesla will love you too. If he were alive today he’d totally high-five you and compliment your haircut and/or mustache.

  • $25
    Photo of Nikola Tesla

    An 8×10 photo of Tesla, printed on glossy paper.

    Claim this Perk ▶4177 out of 5000 Claimed
  • $33
    Tesla > Edison bumper sticker

    Donating $33 will get you a “Tesla greater than Edison” bumper sticker: http://is.gd/GQTCGj

  • $50
    T-shirt + Bumper sticker

    Includes a Wardenclyffe t-shirt and a “Tesla > Edison” bumper sticker. Please specify your shirt size: child(one size), adult ( S, M, L, XL, XXL) .

    SOLD OUT! – 3400 Claimed

  • $50
    T-shirt

    The t-shirts are back! One size only – Adult Large.

    Claim this Perk ▶942 out of 1000 Claimed
  • $100
    Shirt/Bumper Sticker/Tote

    Includes a Wardenclyffe t-shirt, “Tesla > Edison” bumper sticker, and a Wardenclyffe Tote Bag. Please specify your shirt size: child(one size), adult ( S, M, L, XL, XXL) .

    SOLD OUT! – 1001 Claimed

  • $333
    Signed Tesla Geek Booklet

    $333 will get you a signed, numbered booklet (like a mini comic book) of “Why Nikola Tesla was the greatest geek who ever lived.” http://theoatmeal.com/comics/tesla They’ll be signed and numbered by Matthew Inman, AKA The Oatmeal, and we’re only doing a limited run of these booklets.

    Claim this Perk ▶151 out of 500 Claimed
  • $500
    Mug + every else above

    Includes a Wardenclyffe t-shirt, “Tesla > Edison” bumper sticker, Wardenclyffe Tote Bag, a Wardenclyffe poster, and a coffee mug. Please specify your shirt size: child(one size), adult ( S, M, L, XL, XXL) .

    SOLD OUT! – 50 Claimed

  • $1,000
    Autographed poster

    An autographed Wardenclyffe poster signed by Tesla’s last remaining relative, William Terbo. Also includes all the above items: Wardenclyffe t-shirt, “Tesla > Edison” bumper sticker, Wardenclyffe Tote Bag, a Wardenclyffe poster, and a coffee mug. Please specify your shirt size: child(one size), adult ( S, M, L, XL, XXL) .

    SOLD OUT! – 40 Claimed

  • $2,500
    Admission to Tesla Event

    Includes all of the above perks (shirt, poster, etc) plus admission to a Tesla event at the New Yorker Hotel in January.

    Claim this Perk ▶7 out of 100 Claimed
  • $3,333
    Custom Oatmeal portrait of you

    If you donate $3,333, I will draw a portrait of you in the style of an Oatmeal comic. I will happily give you extra eyeballs or beaver feet or whatever other body parts and accessories you require.

    Claim this Perk ▶3 out of 10 Claimed
  • $33,333
    Feature on TheOatmeal.com

    If you donate $33,333 I will write a blog post about you, your company, or your product on TheOatmeal.com. My site averages 7 million unique visitors and 30 million page views. In the three years TheOatmeal.com has been online it’s been read by over 100 million people and received nearly one billion page views.

    Claim this Perk ▶2 out of 3 Claimed

 

 

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