Oz man’s record-breaking collection of ‘belly button fluff ‘ in 26 yearsOctober 25th, 2010 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 25 (ANI): An Aussie librarian has entered the Guinness Book of Records for collecting 22.1 grams of ‘belly button fluff ‘ over 26 years.
Graham Barker from Perth 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.
“The whole process only takes about ten seconds and has become automatic - I don’t need to devote much time or attention to it,” the Daily Mail quoted him as saying.
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
“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,” he said.
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”.
“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,” he added. (ANI
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