This guy has taken his passion for hamburgers to a whole new level!
Grubstreet reports that one Florida man, called "Hamburger Harry", has finally won the Guinness World Record for the largest "Collection of Hamburger-Related Items." Harry says his hamburger obsession started about 26 years ago when he bought some fake hamburgers to display on a vintage drive-in car tray that he was trying to sell. When asked if he was collecting hamburgers he said no, but then realized it was a good idea. Take a peek into his collection via the video below. You won't be disappointed.
The collection includes 3,724 hamburger items. These include watches, plastic replicas, a waterbed and even a motorcycle. The motorcycle is actually a 1987 Harley, and Harry told Florida's UPI News that it's one of his favorite collection pieces, because he can "take it out and show it off."
He claims that the reason he loves burgers and burger memorabilia so much is because he believes the hamburger represents the core of American culture. I'm not sure if we should be proud or worried about that?
When you take a look around his hamburger room, not only will you see walls covered in shelf after shelf of hamburger merchandise, but you'll see a life-size Ronald McDonald as well. This guy has everything! Hamburger Harry's next "project" will be constructing a hamburger museum so that his prized collection and passion can be shared with the world.
Who wouldn't want to go to a burger museum, especially in the U.S., where a burger is apparently such a strong part of our core? I'm sure this museum will also make the Guinness Book of World Records, since there probably aren't too many hamburger museums around, either.
It's nice to have a passion, and this kind of collecting is A-OK in my book. I look forward to seeing an article in the future about a giant hamburger-themed museum. Check out the video below if you're interested in virtually walking around in a burger-obsessed man's burger room.