10 Of The Most Bizarre Collectibles
Since the days of sticks and stones, people have been finding things to collect. Hunters and collectors have swept through most societies in an effort to capture some of the most fascinating trophies or objects that are shiny enough to hang on their wall at home. Some of these objects are pretty normal, such as coins and rare baseball cards. However, sometimes people get downright bizarre when they get into the collecting mood. Some people find pieces of junk and scrap, for example. Here are 10 of the most bizarre collectibles.
Rusted metal and useless car parts are pretty much…well, useless. People throw them away in spades. However, some people absolutely love collecting hubcaps or license plates from across the world or from a variety of vehicle models.
Litto Damonte is one known collector, though he is no longer in this world anymore. He owned a ranch that had been filled with thousands of hubcaps lining the trees and buildings of his property. It became known as Hubcap Ranch, a tourist destination for many.
There are some truly depressing news stories being tossed around in local papers these days, and some truly odd individuals have been collecting those newspapers for a long, long time. After awhile, these newspaper begin to stink and rot.
Steven Goldman is a known newspaper collector, though the number in his collection is unknown as of this time. The man has been scooping up historical newspapers and magazines for the past 45-years.
While duct tape has a lot of common uses and fixes, it can also be a collectible item. Some people collect entire rolls, while other, more bizarre people tend to collect simple strips of duct tape for their collection.
If you haven’t finished everything on your plate, then you have the workings of your very own food scrap collection. One woman, Daisy Randone, began collecting half-finished meals, which mostly consisted of bones, underneath her bed.
While no known individual can be named, there are thousands of people across the United States alone that are home to a food scrap collector. Many people use it for compost, but some just like seeing all the bones piled up.
Taxidermy is already pretty creepy, but people who collect these dead animals and stuff them or even leave them in their discovered state in their homes are also pretty dang creepy. Some people find road kill and toss it in their car.
Ryan Mathews, a renowned artist and collector, has a massive collection of stuffed dead animals, all of which he scooped up and stuffed himself.
Believe it or not, there is a whole group of people who have come together for their love of collecting spit. These people take a plastic bucket and begin spitting into it until they have filled said bucket.
Now, there are entire websites dedicated to those who want to collect spit in their free time. Salimetrics is one such website, which offers some true-to-life methods for snatching saliva effectively.
While skulls can be quite cool, some people tend to take things to the next level by collecting numerous skulls in their home. Just imagine walking into somebody’s living room and finding it covered in the heads of dead people.
Alan Dudley currently has a collection of over 2,000 skulls in his possession. While the majority are only animal skulls, it is still a tad creepy.
Everyone picks their nose at some point or another, but some individuals take it to the next level once again. Some people find joy in picking a winner and then saving it in some sort of memento box, collecting their boogers.
There is a museum within St. Louis, Missouri that houses one of the largest booger collections in the entire world. They have jars of the stuff on display for your entertainment.
Taking things to the next level of creepy, people have been discovered with entire collections of skin. Skin was once used for binding books, but not any longer. Now people just collect the dead skin for their own odd pleasure.
Reddit user “peelingfan” quickly earned a moment of fame while posting on the forum-based website about his collection of dead skin. The young man was known for peeling it off of his feet and keeping it in a jar. He donates said jars to the Mutter Museum in Philadelphia.
Imagine walking into someone’s house and finding entire jars of eyeballs? It is disgusting and gross, and yet entire groups of people come together for their love of it, as they find pleasure collecting eyeballs.
User “d0vetastic” posted a YouTube video a few years back about his massive eyeball collection. According to his written description, the man has over 1,000 human eyes, gorilla eyes, and eyes from numerous industries and species.