What is it that makes us collect things? From comic books and art pieces to stuffed animals, clothes, and dolls of all kinds. There are people who find collecting things irresistible and sometimes they even turn into hoarders. Other than that, it is quite natural for people to collect things. After all, we are surrounded by them, so why not get more? Psychoanalysts believe there might be a few reasons for this: unloved children seek comfort in the things they love; existential anxieties make people collect things so that they leave at least something behind them after they die; collection may be a form of attracting mates by signaling the ability to accumulate resources. Whether it is for sheer pleasure or out of loneliness, people create some truly unique collections that may even seem weird sometimes. Here are 12 insane collections from around the world.
Glyn Stott is among those super-fans that simply can’t stop when it comes to their favorite show. Here he is posing with his enormous collection of Simpsons memorabilia that seems to have everything in it. He even tried to watch all 150 hours of the show consecutively to break the world record!
Why would anyone need so many stones? Luigi Lineri is among the few people that know the answer. He’s 79 years old and all his stones come from the Adige River near Verona in Italy. He collects special stones that have gained recognizable shapes – human heads, animals, pop culture symbols, and other interesting forms. He has thousands of stones in his collection and he isn’t planning on stopping!
Now that’s a hobby that requires some serious dedication. Christian Duckett from Camberley, Surrey, is a proud owner of more than 500 police hats of all shapes and sizes. He has travelled 20,000 miles in his pursuit of police hats and it took him 20 years to create his collection. Think he’s finished now? Not a chance! Christian loves his hats and wants to hunt them all down.
Star Wars memorabilia
If you want to make cool friends all over the world – just become a collector! James Burns, 44, confessed that he has met an awful lot of amazing people across the globe while looking for the items for his collection. It’s a wonderful community and he wouldn’t have met all those people otherwise!