25 Bizarre Collections That Makes You Wonder About Humanity
Most of us collect something. Stamps, coins, car models, comic books… These items are among the most common. But there are memorabilia far stranger out there. From air sickness bags to burnt food, check out these 25 bizarre collections.
20. Burnt food
www.wcvb.com 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.
15. Belly button fluff
www.feargod.net Graham Barker from Perth, Australia is the owner of what is often considered the most bizarre collection ever. He started to collect the weird memorabilia when he noticed his own navel lint one night and became curious about how much fluff a person produces. Each night, he takes whatever he can find in his belly button and stores it in a jar, bought specifically for this purpose. At the end of each year, he adds the lint to his grand collection. In the 26 years that he has been collecting his own fluff, he has managed to fill three glass jars, and he is already working on his fourth.
en.wikipedia.org Sigurdur Hjartarson, a former teacher from Iceland, has a strange hobby of collecting penises from different types of species. The collection has a total of almost 300 penises from different species of animals including whales, seals or land mammals. Hjartarson is adamant that his museum is a scientific and cultural undertaking about which there’s no reason to be squeamish, and that there’s nothing erotic or pornographic about it.
www.handcuffs.org Joseph W. Lauher has the largest collection of handcuffs (with focus on vintage ones), leg irons, nippers, and thumb-cuffs on the web.