Not everyone understands the collection compulsion. For some, it’s little more than thematic hoarding. While some collections, such as bottle caps, stamps, and coins, have become rather commonplace, others are just outright bizarre. Here are a few of the craziest collections around.
A back scratcher can be a handy item when you’ve got that itch you just can’t reach. While it’s nice to have one, it’s just insane to have 675. That’s the size of Manfred S. Rothstein’s collection. The North Carolinian has gathered back scratchers from 71 different countries.
Over in the Netherlands, things get even weirder. Niek Vermeulen has gathered together 6,290 different airsick bags. His collection spans 1,191 airlines and nearly 200 countries. Thankfully, these bags aren’t used.