do you have any "Very Strange Things to Collect"

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Offline JimBob

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Since it is the week of Halloween, why not a thread on stange collections?

I'll start with Barf bags

http://www.sicksack.com/

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Offline Karen W.

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« Reply #1 on: 29/10/2008 05:45:08 »
OOOH OOOH teacher teacher...(hand raised and excited) Neily's got his Belly button fuzz!

I have somewhere several eras of old Bed pans.. LOL A porcelain one from and old hospital that has the urinal attachment for the men and a metal enameled chamber pot.. and a couple more modern ones stored somewhere down in the barn... afraid they are buried but, they are unusual to say the least.. and I did not collect them on purpose.. LOL I inherited them!
« Last Edit: 29/10/2008 05:48:27 by Karen W. »

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« Reply #2 on: 29/10/2008 15:36:10 »
1 of the bus drivers on the rural route where I used to live collected oil & petrol cans. I just collect enemies.
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« Reply #3 on: 29/10/2008 21:21:40 »
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The Icelandic Phallological Museum (Icelandic: Hiđ Íslenzka Ređasafn) in Húsavík, Iceland (formerly in Reykjavík) is a museum devoted to phallology. As of July 2006, the museum houses 245 specimens displayed like hunting trophies, embalmed in formaldehyde, or dried in display cases. The museum attempts to collect penis specimens from every mammal in Iceland, including several species that are endangered or currently extinct in Icelandic waters.

Although the museum does not yet have a Homo sapiens specimen, in the interest of advancing phallological knowledge, a patron (Páll Arason, born in 1915 and currently 93 years old) has donated, presumably posthumously, an affidavit for his penis.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Icelandic_Phallological_Museum


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« Reply #4 on: 29/10/2008 23:17:54 »
I collect Toothbrushes and Coat Hangers
Beeswax: Natures petrol tank sealant.

When things are in 3D, is it always the same three dimensions?

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« Reply #5 on: 30/10/2008 16:47:02 »
seems to be collecting some strange people on msn  does that count?

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« Reply #6 on: 04/11/2008 14:19:28 »
I collect things that I don't collect. So far, I've not collected anything, which means that I've collected everything.



No, hang on, um.....

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« Reply #7 on: 04/11/2008 20:10:20 »
I collect bad examples of Russell's paradox so thanks for that one dentstudent. All such paradoxes refer to themselves so they are not examples of... oh dear.

I used to know someone who collected 'phone cards- but he worked in a museum so I guess you expect some sort of odd collection.
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« Reply #8 on: 04/11/2008 20:31:16 »
My son collects hotel door cards and my husband collects adding machines. I find that they all collect dust!

Me, I collect clothes I will never wear!
Give a man a fire and he is warm for a day, set a man on fire and he is warm for the rest of his life.