We’ve reached peak start-up: There’s an actual GoFundMe page for a Darude-themed sandstorm detector
Looking for your chance to help fund a scientific mission to the Gobi desert, to test and document the installation of the world’s first Sandstorm Detector powered by Darude’s 1999 Eurodance classic?
Well, it seems thanks to the merger of science and the free market, there may now be a chance. Chin Stroke Research and Development presents “Project Sandstorm,” a bold solution to one of the most daunting crises of our time. Hear that Silicon Valley? We’ve officially reached peak start-up.
According to the project’s GoFundMe page,” Project Sandstorm is an early-warning sandstorm detector designed to emit an alarm when wind-speed and dust particulate density reach dangerous levels. Using a patented Darude™ early-warning system, Project Sandstorm notifies nearby populations of the speed and severity of incoming sandstorms – allowing them to differentiate between a catastrophic natural disaster and an everyday dusty gust.”
Contributions to the page go towards the six-month pilot scheme in the Gobi Desert where a crew will travel to the remote front-line in the war on desertification. Learn more here.