REALLY STRANGE COLLECTIONS
Added on: 24th Nov 2014
Angelika Unverhau from Dinslaken, Germany, has collected more
than 220,000 ball-point pens (excluding duplicates) from 146 countries.
She has been collecting unusual pens since childhood, but decided to
take her hobby more seriously in 1990. She founded a club for ball-point
pen collectors who meet twice a year to trade pens.
CRISPS (POTATO CHIPS)
Myrtle Young started collecting potato chips while working as
a potato chip inspector for Seyfert Foods in Fort Wayne, Indiana
in 1987 when she saved a chip that looked like a face from the
conveyor belt. From that moment, she started selecting chips which
reminded her of something or someone. At the time of her death in
August 2014, she was said to have between 250 and
300 chips in her collection.
World Record of ‘largest collection of empty tubes of toothpaste’ has
been achieved by Ronan Jordan from New York, US. In October, 2013;
Mr. Jordan’s collection had 3750 empty tubes of toothpaste of
various companies from all over the world.
Creepy as it sounds, there are thousands of people out there
who stockpile murderabilia, collectibles that relate to murderers
and violent psychopaths. From cars to clothes via keepsakes,
diaries and even artwork doodled by some of the most deadly people
ever to grace society – murderabilia comes in all manner of forms.
As you might expect, the idea of collecting killers’ possessions has
courted controversy and campaigners in the US are currently
working to outlaw the auction of such items.
The largest collection of Super Mario memorabilia contains 5,441
individual, unique items and belongs to Mitsugu Kikai from Japan.
It was counted in Tokyo, in July 2010.
Museum of burnt food was founded in the late 1980’s by
Deborah Henson-Conant and recently relocated to Arlington,
Massachusetts. The exhibit wings of the Museum house more than
49,000 scorched, singed, seared, and charred items of staggering
diversity, ranging from carbonized elephants, venison, pork, fish and
poultry to thrice-baked potatoes.
Herbert Chavez from Calamba Laguna, Philippines, can boast
of a superman memorabilia collection with almost 1300 items.
Herbert has even undergone a series of cosmetic surgeries for his nose,
cheeks, lips and chin down to his thighs and even his skin colour
to look more like his idol.
Jordan Michael Geller is an avid sneaker fan and reportedly owns
the largest sneaker collection in the world, with around 2,500 pairs.
Not surprisingly, he is also a fan of the most famous Jordan of them all,
Michael Jordan. Geller is featured in the 2013 Guinness Book of
World Records for having the largest private collection of shoes.
Celine Cornet has a collection of 2,200 pieces of panda collectables,
in her house in Haccourt, Belgium. Celine and her husband Andre
started their collection in 1978 when he gave her a panda souvenir
he bought in Italy. Celine said she is planning to donate all her pandas
to ill children when she passes away.