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10 Unlikely and Surprising Kickstarter Successes of 2012

Flipbookits are bringing old-fashioned art back to life. The Flipbookitis a rotating mechanical flip-book kit that can be loaded with either the provided ready-made animated art or custom-made art created by the owner. The Flipbookit holds 24 frames and can be used with black-and-white or color animation. With the help of more than 1,850 backers, the project raised $137,567 in just one month.

10 Unlikely and Surprising Kickstarter Successes of 2012

If 2012 proved anything, it's that the country's entrepreneurial spirit

is alive and well. No place can that spirit be better seen than on the

online funding platform Kickstarter. The website has helped thousands of projects get off the ground.  Here are some of our favorites from the past year.

This story originally appeared as a LiveScience article.

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