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Australian Man Holds World Record for Belly Button Lint Collection

An Australian man has turned for what most of us is hygiene, into a world record.

Graham Barker holds the Guinness World Record for his‘belly button fluff’ collection after saving 22.1gm of lint every day for 26 years, Metro.co.uk reported.

The 45-year-old 'harvests' the lint as part of his nightly routine, and has now filled more than three jars of the material.

Barker, who told the paper he is "not obsessive," collected his first piece of fluff during a backpacking trip in 1984.

Barker told the paper that the amount of fluff he collects each day depends on what clothes he has been wearing, noting that thermal underwear is the most 'productive'.

The lint never goes moldy and does not smell, and lint from even 20 years ago is 'indistinguishable' from the new stuff, he says.

Barker sold three of his large jars to a museum for an undisclosed amount and is nearly done filling the fourth.

Barker told the paper that most people are fascinated by his collection, but disagree. “A few, usually women, recoil in mock horror, thinking that lint from a navel is really gross,” he told the paper.

The librarian vows to continue amassing the lint until he is no longer capable, and is even considering stuffing a cushion with his collection.

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