Top 5 Most Bizarre Collectors in the World
Have you ever collected posters with your favorite film or music stars? Perhaps coins from different countries, fridge magnets or even porcelain plates? Well, these things are kind of common and almost everybody had once a collection of these kinds. And compared to the collections you will see below you will think that your collections were or are boring and not that great.
#1. 240 love dolls
Bob Gibbins is a 60 and his wife Lizzie 55, and both of them have a bit unusual collection of 240 different kinds of love dolls. Besides that they like dressing the dolls up and taking them on shopping trips. Bob always was interested in dolls, but his passion really started to develop when he used to buy rag dolls and other toys for his two kids. He started buying shop mannequins amassing a pretty impressive collection. However, it wasn’t until he found an online forum about silicone dolls that he realized that’s what he really wanted to collect. He and his wife acquired his first silicone doll, Beverly for around $4,000. The couple continued to buy different kinds of love dolls, from cheap blow-up dolls costing to realistic silicone dolls. They are not minding the money so they bought one doll for $11,202. The couple says that so far they have spend $160,000. Bob doesn’t use his dolls for any sexual purpose, but he and his wife are only collecting them because they find them pretty. They say they consider them all part of the family.
#2. Latex mermaid tails
Eric Ducharme is the guy who collects the mermaid tails. The Florida man leads a life dressed up as a When he was 16, he put on his first show while swimming as the mermaid prince in Weeki Wachee Springs’ Little Mermaid show in 2006. Today, Ducharme runs his own business called Mertailor that manufactures custom-made tails from silicone, urethanes, and latex rubbers like the ones he wears. This is literally mixing business and pleasure.
#3. Already been chewed “ABC” nicotine gum
Barry Chappell was on an international flight when he started chewing Nicorette gum because he wasn’t allowed to smoke. Since there was no place to put the gum when he was finished chewing it, he just held it in his hand. Piece after piece, his chewed gum became a much larger ball in his hands. And then he came up with an idea – Why not create the world’s largest gumball and completely stop smoking in the process? Six years later, he has 95,200 pieces of gums he was chewing during that time. He created a gigantic piece of chewed gum that weighs 80 kilograms. This is kind of gross, don’t you think.
#4. Barbie dolls
Nothing odd here, but if you have 6000 Barbie dolls and if you are a 33-year-old man, it can be categorized in a bizarre collection. Jian Yang has a professional interest in toys and consumer trends because he is a director of strategy at Omicom Media Group. But he started collecting Barbie dolls when he was 13 when he bought the “Great Shape” model in a turquoise Spandex gym outfit and striped leg warmers. It didn’t stop there and he developed a “crazy obsession” that his friends support and his family has already accepted. He has spent 20 years and over £251,699 on his collection.
But besides he owns 6000 Barbie dolls, the record holds a German woman Bettin Dorfmann who has over 15 000 Barbies.
#5. World’s Largest Hot Sauce Collection
Vic Clinco is the man who is the world’s largest hot sauce collector. He has amazing 6,000 bottle collection from around the world including a rare bottle of “Blair’s 16 Million Reserve,” which is considered to the hottest sauce on the planet. The shelves where he keeps the bottles of hot sauce are long and wide, from the floor to the ceiling. But no, he doesn’t have a special room in his house, but he keeps them in the dining room of his home in Phoenix, Arizona. Some of them are kept in cupboards and in the fridge. He has been collecting the jars for the past 17 years and is thought to hold the world record for a private collection. Vic Clinco works as a staff cook at the Four Seasons hotel, says that his most expensive bottle was bought for about $900, which was a one of a kind.