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 Man Collects Belly Lint For 26 Years...And Has More Swagger Than You

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PostSubject: Man Collects Belly Lint For 26 Years...And Has More Swagger Than You   Mon Oct 25, 2010 10:20 pm

Librarian enters the Guinness Book of records for collecting 22.1 grams of 'belly button fluff ' over 26 years




As hobbies go, it's not something you are likely to share with too many friend on the grounds of good taste.

But that's not a problem for librarian Graham Barker who is celebrating being recognised by the Guinness Book of Records - for collecting 'belly button fluff.'

He has saved 22.1 grams of lint - after 'harvesting' it every day for 26 years and has even considered stuffing a cushion with his bizarre collection.

The 45-year-old plucks the 'fluff' while he waits for his shower to warm up.The colour depends on what towel Graham uses.

He said:'The whole process only takes about ten seconds and has become automatic - I don't need to devote much time or attention to it.'

Graham first began his record-breaking collection when he was bored one evening. 'I noticed the lint in my navel and became curious as to how much of it one person can produce,' he said.

'I decided the only way to find out was to collect it for a while and see. I had an empty film canister with me which became a perfect receptacle,

'That's all there was to it - no obsession or grand plan, just simple curiosity.'

Graham said the amount of fluff he collects each day depends on what clothes he has been wearing - with thermal underwear being the most 'productive'.

He added: 'I found that having a shower tends to wash away any lint, so the logical time to collect is just before getting in the shower each evening.

'I turn on the taps then pluck and store while waiting for the water to heat up.'

The daily harvests are stored in a little clay pot specially made for collecting navel lint and at the end of each year the small amount is added to his main collection.
On the button: The lint Graham Barker has collected over the years which is now an official record

On the button:The lint Graham Barker has collected over the years which is now an official record

It never goes mouldy and does not smell, which means lint from 20 years ago is 'indistinguishable' from the new stuff.

Graham has now sold three of his large jars to a museum for an undisclosed sum and is a quarter of the way to filling the fourth.

He said: 'The raw material is worthless but as a unique world record collection and a piece of cultural heritage, of debatable merit, it has some curiosity value.

'The overwhelming majority of people have a positive reaction. They are amused or surprised that such a collection exists.

'A few, usually women, recoil in mock horror, thinking that lint from a navel is really gross.

'And some think I must have too much time on my hands, which always strikes me as an illogical thing to say about a habit which only occupies ten seconds per day.

'A small minority with no sense of humour just don't get it and express their opinion with rude words.' Graham, an Australian from Perth, knows a few other navel fluff collectors but rarely talks to people about his odd hobby.
Jars full of Graham's record-breaking 'fluff' that has been dated and sold to a museum

Jars full of Graham's record-breaking 'fluff' that has been dated and sold to a museum

He said: 'Collecting is not a big part of my life so I generally don't talk about it or ask others about it.

'When I ran a navel lint survey many years ago a handful of respondents, who were all men, confessed to having saved up some of their lint at some point. But none had continued with it.

'One guy might have persisted, but he got married and his wife ordered him to stop.' Graham hopes to fill another five jars before he stops collecting and believes there is little chance of his record being beaten.

He said: 'I will stop collecting when I'm no longer physically capable.

'Collecting lint costs nothing and takes almost no time or effort so there is no compelling reason to stop. In fact most days my lint collecting gets as much conscious thought as other routine tasks like putting on socks.

'I wouldn't call it an addiction because it's not something I feel any need to do. If my belly stopped producing lint tomorrow I might feel surprised but not disappointed.'

Graham has also collected stamps, bakery bags and McDonalds tray liners.







Um...hell no.







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PostSubject: Re: Man Collects Belly Lint For 26 Years...And Has More Swagger Than You   Mon Oct 25, 2010 10:23 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Man Collects Belly Lint For 26 Years...And Has More Swagger Than You   Tue Oct 26, 2010 12:15 am

thats fucking disgusting
and damn that dude must have no life

he aint got no swagga
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PostSubject: Re: Man Collects Belly Lint For 26 Years...And Has More Swagger Than You   Tue Oct 26, 2010 9:07 am

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PostSubject: Re: Man Collects Belly Lint For 26 Years...And Has More Swagger Than You   Tue Oct 26, 2010 7:24 pm




Looks like purple kush. :joint2:
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