Since the dawn of time (probably) people have liked to hoard, and collect things. But while some people may stick to collecting stamps or autographs, others like to collect ugly troll dolls, rubber duckies or other people’s smelly socks. Yes, I’m serious. Check out these bizarre collections from around the world. They are bound to intrigue you!
Gina Lacuna, of the Philippines loves to collect, and make up, jigsaw puzzles. She has taken her obsession to a whole other level…once spending 1095 hours completing one puzzle!
Valli Hammer has collected 2450 rubber duckies. And no two are the same!
Rob Hull, from the UK, has the world’s largest collection of Daleks. His official 2011 record was 511 but of late, he’s increased his collection to 1202! And he’s not even a Dr. Who fan!
Margaret Tyler of London, England has turned her house into a Royal Family Mecca!
She even has a dedicated ‘Jubilee’ room.
Heinrick Kath of Germany collects beer mugs. He’s got about 20,000 but the number is growing all the time.
Now for the really weird one. Doug Gaines is a man with a serious foot fetish. He has drawers overflowing with shoes, 5 million images of feet and even collects people’s dirty socks (in zip lock bags) because he loves the smell of feet. Wow. What can we say?
Jian Yang, from Singapore collects Barbie dolls. He has over 6000 of them.
Niek Vermeulen of the Netherlands collects airline barf bags. He’s got 6290 bags from 1191 airlines.
Dr. Lonnie Hammargren of Las Vegas, Nevada collects Las Vegas memorabilia. He’s turned his home into the ‘Hammargren Home of Nevada History’ and his treasures include Liberace’s piano and a roller coaster.
Celine Cornet from Haccourt Belgium collects all things panda bear. In 1978 her hubby brought her back a panda souvenir from Italy, and since then she’s amassed 2200 panda collectibles.
Sherry Groom from Ohio collects Troll Dolls. She’s got 3294 of them and features in the Guinness Book of World Records.