He collects what??!!?? You got to be kidding

@Debs_place (10525)
United States
February 8, 2009 5:16pm CST
Many of us collect things - cookbooks, bottle caps, beanie babies, stamps, coins --- well this guy has us all beat in unusual thing to collect- lizard dung or lizard poop. http://apnews.myway.com/article/20090207/D966EDVO0.html I would love to collect Disney cells but alas the budget does not allow. So tell us what you collect, or have collected in the past?
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
9 Feb 09
I can understand collection for scientific research. It is not the same as personal collection. Poor guy wanted to write research paper and the whole work is gone. I am not the collector per say. I never collected anything. I have few old cameras if I can call it collection...
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• Philippines
9 Feb 09
those old cameras which belonged to the category of professional cameras, really fetch very high prices these days. the collectors are willing to pay very high amounts for one which they are still in search of to complete their collection of these items. so, polachicago, take good care of that collection of yours, they could be worth a fortune. who knows? one of these days, you will just simply find out that among your collection is one of the best there used to be in the field of photography.
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@Debs_place (10525)
• United States
10 Feb 09
A few old cameras is a great collection, and it is true, it is not the same as a personal collection. Personally, I think if the collection was worth that much to the guy, he should have locked it up
@Pistas (95)
• Portugal
8 Feb 09
now that s**t is weird!I think collecting something is weird...i know this guy that collects paper...so if he sees a magazine,a flyer,a sheet of paper or even toilet paper he collects it...that's very weird.I do collect something yes,guitar picks and since i do play guitar it's quite a collection...well not quite that amazing but oh well,i now own 76 picks and counting...some of them from famous guitarists who gave me or throwed at shows
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@Debs_place (10525)
• United States
8 Feb 09
That is cool, collecting guitar picks? Do you have them displayed or labeled in some way so you know where they came from or who used them?
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@Pistas (95)
• Portugal
8 Feb 09
there's actually 2 in my pickholder keychain,which i use to play, so i can have them always with me.Then i keep the others in separate little boxes of the site of an ashtray (+/-). One box contains the ones with graphics and signatures one it(i do remember where i got single one of these,so it's all up in my memory.) and the other box contain the more simple ones(the crappy,one colored,no graphics whatsoever ones)
8 Feb 09
Hi Debs_place, I used to collect pocelin dolls and I have quite a few collection but I don't anymore, my house is so small and had to put them away up in the loft, also I collect cuddley toys, mostly teddies. Tamara
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@Debs_place (10525)
• United States
9 Feb 09
Yes, we have quite a bear collection...mainly from Build-a-Bear. I gave my son monkeys for events in his life - birthday, high school graduation, enlisting in the Navy..they are all appropriately dressed for the occasion too. I wonder what the monkey should be wearing when he my son becomes a civilian again.
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@krupesh (2608)
• India
8 Feb 09
Till now I haven't collected anything not I intend to.You should have time to do all these things & a lil bit crazy just like that guy who collects the lizard dung...hehehe...
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@Debs_place (10525)
• United States
8 Feb 09
Yes, if I collected lizard poop...I would think I was weird. I understand he was using it as a graduate project, but if it was that valuable he should have taken better care of his sh*t.
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• Philippines
9 Feb 09
i go for coins. i just love to collect coins. at first, when i was still very young, the local coins amazed me beyond words. then, i have noticed that there are some coins which are not that commonly being circulated. the hobby started from there. now, i would like to collect coins coming from various parts/countries of the world. by now, my pace has slowed down considerably. there are so many other things to attend to. besides, much of my collection was gone. some people managed to put their hand into it. no, i am not that disheartened, after all, these are only things that do not really matter so much in life.
@Debs_place (10525)
• United States
10 Feb 09
Coins and stamps are fun, and if you use them as a starting point for educational topics, then they are a great learning tool as well. That is true, they are things.
@GardenGerty (104030)
• United States
9 Feb 09
My favorite thing to collect is trivia. It does not have to be dusted. It can be obtained for free. When you show it, or talk about it, people are amazed. It is a collection that is new every day.
@Debs_place (10525)
• United States
10 Feb 09
That is true..and as long as you keep keep learning...you keep developing new brain synapses. A win-win situation
@phifer (515)
• United States
8 Feb 09
wow that is a weird one to collect. i dont know why anyone would want to collect some thing like that. the only thing that i collect is movies. i love watching movies and seeing how things have changed when it comes to special effects and other movie features. i have to say that we've come along ways since the first movie was ever made.
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@Debs_place (10525)
• United States
8 Feb 09
Yes, collecting and watching and comparing movies over time is quite interesting. I think the special effects in Gone with The Wind were incredible -- and then given when it was made..they were totally awesome. Did you ever watch the old lost in space reruns...special effects was as exciting as going through the car wash...oh those were the special effects. In one show it did look like a car wash. Yes, movies are a cool thing to collect.
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@Bethany1202 (3432)
• United States
8 Feb 09
Wow, I wouldn't care to collect something like THAT!! LOL -- I wonder how he got interested in such a thing. I have not really ever been much of a collector. I am, however, unfortunately a pack rat and save almost everything. I need to throw lots of stuff away because I have too much junk piled up and saved. *sigh*
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@Debs_place (10525)
• United States
8 Feb 09
Well, if you are a pack rat, then you probably have multiple collections but don't realize it. How do you plan and starting the cleaning process...I know it is overwhelming..the more i throw out that more I seem to have.
• United States
9 Feb 09
I wouldn't want to be related to that guy. Ill stick to usual things.
• United States
9 Feb 09
I collect handbags and stamps. I have always been interested in stamps since these things come from different places. I find handbags useful for me but I end up buying them and not using them so I just keep them neatly in one place.;-)
@ddfreedie (690)
• India
9 Feb 09
whoa...wierd. i used to collect stamps and coins of different countries.....but after getting to college i find no time to do any of those...even though i wish to continue....
• Philippines
9 Feb 09
Right now I am collecting hardbound notebooks and pens, and I don't even want to THINK just how much I've spent on it. The most I've spent on one random item is Php500 for a small notebook. I'd love to add a Moleskine or a Derwent to my collection, but that's going to cost Php1500, which is too much for just a notebook. It's my version of a wardrobe. Different feelings, different covers. That's why I love 'em.
@MissAmie (720)
• United States
9 Feb 09
Lizard dung, huh? Well, now I believe I've heard it all! The strangest collection I had as a kid was dryer lint. Yes, lint from the clothes dryer. (I was a rather odd child...ha ha). I had a magazine or book or something that was talking about uses for dryer lint and stuff, so I collected it. The only use that I can remember now was to stuff it between your toes while you paint them so you don't get paint on your toes. ha ha. I've collected dolls and a few other things...nothing seriously though.
@JOIEMARVIC (2342)
• Philippines
9 Feb 09
I believe i have read that article. A guy, well a student who collected lizards dung. As i could remember this lizard is an ancestor of the comodo dragon which habits here in the Philippines. As I could remember it was about 75kilograms of dung, but unfortunately got thrown away without his knowledge. i do believe he would be doing legal actions about that since it took him years to collect this dungs for his study. On the other hand I used to collect paper dolls, way way when I was a kid. Now i enjoy collecting books. I now have an extenx=sive collection od fictional books h=which i love to read over and over again..