A cult of grunge fans have pledged to build a time machine so they can travel back to the late 1980s and witness the original grunge revolution.
The group called Flanels have set up a kickstarter page asking for $9.8 billion to help fund research into time travel, arguing that time travel has not yet been disproven as a legitimate form of transport.
Their goal: to live through the alt-rock revolution with a checklist of goals including to witness the first live shows by Pearl Jam, Alice In Chains and Nirvana, to get a party apartment in Seattle, and to molest Dave Grohl.
But their leader Ellis Lapril, who models himself after Layne Staley, has already has to fight off criticism that their funds will not be directed towards legitimate research and instead could be used to fuel their hedonistic lifestyles.
"We're going to spend, like, 99.7 percent of our research budget on science sh-t," said Lapril. "That leaves only, like, three percent for beer an' sh-t."
Lapril is confident that their plan will succeed.
"Look around you and there's proof of time travel right in front of you. Try walking across a room. You're traveling through time, because the time is different when you arrive. We're just gonna walk backwards and make the time go backwards more. I wouldn't have 40 people committed to serving me if I didn't know how to do this for real dude. In fact I've done it before. I'm a caveman. The first one."