Have you ever felt the urge to collect something? Collecting things can become addictive. You start out with a small pile, but before long, you find out you don’t have the space to fill it all. While most people collect baseball cards or model cars, others have collected some very bizarre and weird things. Many of these collections are even the largest in the world, making the habit even more eye-raising. Curious to find out what people have amassed? Here are 25 Bizarre Collections People Actually Have.
For many, trolls are the nasty bullies on the internet. In folklore, they hid under bridges and attacked travelers. But, of course, they are also those creepy dolls. Turns out, a woman named Sherry Groom holds a world record for owning 3,254 troll dolls. After getting her first at the age of 5, the collection snowballed.
For most people, chickens equal food. But for Cecil and Joan Dixon, they’re the one animal they like to collect in many forms. They have a collection of 6,505 chicken-related things. It took them 40 years to collect it all.
Sometimes scratching that one itch on your back can be tough. Having a back scratcher can come in hand in such cases, but you probably didn’t think about collecting them, too. Well, Manfred S. Rothstein did and has collected 657 back scratchers from 71 countries. He’s been collecting them since the 70’s and keeps them all in his dermatology clinic.
There are people who like McDonald’s and then there are people who like it a little too much. In this case, Mike Fountaine took his love for McDonald’s to the max. Not only is he a McDonald’s owner, he has collected 75,000 pieces of memorabilia. The collection takes up over 7,000 square feet of space.
It started with buying a talking clock for his mother because she was sight impaired. After that, he started collecting talking clocks. In the end, Professor Mark McKinnley amassed 932 talking clocks, the largest collection in the world. You’d think with that many talking clocks he’d be cuckoo by now.