By Ben Geier
June 3, 2015

In the age of Kickstarter, anyone with an idea can possibly raise some money to make a product.

Consider Hidrate, an electronic water bottle that connects to an app to track how much you drink.

Dubbed by Gawker as “the Worst Kickstarter,” Hidrate has already raised $85,000, despite the fact that anyone with eyes can buy a clear Nalgene and look at how high they fill it up to track the amount of water they drink in a day.

And no, this doesn’t appear to be an intentional joke like that potato salad Kickstarter. Some other notably quirky campaigns:

This $46,000 campaign for “combat kitchenware”
The more than 8,000 British Pounds raised for leather coin sacks
More than $25,00 for a cat calendar
Some dude who raised more than $1,000 to buy Chipotle

While a successful Kickstarter is of course no guarantee that this product will be successful, the fact that this many people are willing to buy in is either profoundly awesome or a sign of the times, depending on your point of view.

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