Man Collects His Own Belly Button Lint for 26 Years
That’s dedication? A librarian named Graham Barker has managed to collect his belly button lint for more than 26 years, collecting 22.1 grams of lint, earning a Guinness World Record, and managing to sell part of his color-coded collection to a museum for “an undisclosed sum.”
He was motivated by “simple curiosity” and began his collection in 1984. “One evening, when a little under-occupied, I noticed the lint in my navel and started wondering about it. I became curious as to how much of it one person can produce, and decided the only way to find out was to collect it for a while and see.”
The 45-year-old from Perth, Australia, has sold three jars to a museum for an undisclosed sum. “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,” he said.