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Matthew Inman helps raise $1 million+ for Tesla museum
The Oatmeal’s Matthew Inman is fundraising again. This time he’s thrown his weight behind an effort to purchase Nikola Tesla’s old laboratory and turn it into a museum.
Then this summer Alcorn learned that Matthew Inman, a cartoonist who runs theoatmeal.com, posted a tribute to the scientist titled “Why Nicola Tesla is the Greatest Geek Who Ever Lived.” Supporters of the Long Island effort reached out to Inman, a 27-year-old who lives in Seattle, and he and Alcorn began speaking.
Last week, he posted a request for donations on IndieGoGo, a fundraising website, and the response was nearly instantaneous. At 6 p.m. on Aug. 15, the plea went out, and before Alcorn went to bed that night, donors had given nearly a quarter million dollars.
So far the effort has raised $1,130,181 with 34 days left in the fundraiser.