Funding limited only by your imagination
Having a brilliant idea's one thing, but funding it's a completely different animal, especially if your idea is to combine people with different animals. Funding your only slightly less crazy (or regular) ideas, Crowdtilt.
Just launched by a microfinance fanatic, Crowdtilt's a supremely simple tool that allows users to "group fund anything", eliminating requirements from similar sites that your project be "culturally enriching", since casinos are already doing a bang-up job on that front. The process:
From there you can sit back and watch as the cash rolls in, though if the project fails to hit the "tilt" threshold donors won't have to part with any of their money, which sadly can't be said of anyone who went to the theater to see The Island of Dr. Moreau.