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Kickstarter celebrated its 100,000th successfully funded project on Monday, less than seven years since the crowdfunding platform made its debut in April 2009.

Since then, Kickstarter has been the birthing ground of all manner of weird and wonderful creations, some more successful than others. Who can forget the much-lambasted Zano mini drone, or the brilliant yet ultimately doomed effort to build a working Death Star?

Meanwhile, other creations have seen runaway success. Notorious card game Cards Against Humanity began its life on the crowdfunding platform, while other projects have found their way into the Grammy awards, New York's Museum of Modern Art, and space.

To mark this week's milestone, Kickstarter has revealed 100 facts behind its first 100,000 success stories. Here are the top 10 as chosen by us.

1. In Kickstarter's early days, things were a little slower. It took 121 days for the first 100 projects to be successfully funded. Fast forward to today and it took just three days to fund the 100 most recent Kickstarter successes.

2. Music has proved to be the most successful category on Kickstarter, with a total of 22,133 fully funded projects. Four creators have gone on to win Grammy awards for their projects.

3. While many Kickstarter creators have proved to be one-hit wonders, others have seen repeat success. A total of 8,539 creators have launched more than one successful project, while one crowdfunding whiz has successfully funded 94.

4. In 2013, the Marina Abramovic Institute turned to Kickstarter in its efforts to fund a new venue for performance art. Those who pledged one dollar to the project were invited to receive an embrace from Marina Abramović herself, with 1,359 people handing over money for a hug from the Serbian performance artist.

5. Four Kickstarter projects have been welcomed into New York's Museum of Modern Art, including Massoud Hassanhi's Mine Kafon, MaKey MaKey by Jay Silver and Eric Rosenbaum, and Yuri Suzuki's Ototo.

6. Eleven Kickstarter projects have been nominated for an Oscar. Several well-known actors and screenwriters have used the platform to fund their work, including Ed Begley Junior, Zach Braff and American Psycho author Bret Easton Ellis. One project, Inocente, actually went on to win the Oscar for Best Documentary Short.

7. Sixteen successful Kickstarter projects have been launched by someone called Oscar.

8. Kickstarter has also proved a useful birthing ground for video games. You can currently play 150 Kickstarter-funded games on PC gaming platform Steam, while the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset also found its roots on Kickstarter.

9. Cards Against Humanity, which has become a staple of late-night drinking sessions since it was born on Kickstarter in 2011, has racked up more than 30,000 five-star reviews in the US and UK combined.

10. More than 3,500 graphic novels, comic books, webcomics and anthologies have been successfully funded through Kickstarter, including a theoretical solid state chemistry doctoral thesis in comic book form. Happy reading!