Middle Aged Man Has Over 5,000 Barbies
Laura Lee - February 2, 2018

15 Wholesome Facts

1. Sea otters hold hands when they sleep so they don't drift apart.

2. The voices of Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse got married in real life.

3. Mr. Rogers' sweaters were all knitted by his mom.

4. Libraries outnumber McDonald's in the United States by a ratio of 8:1.

5. There are more trees on Earth than there are stars in the Milky Way galaxy.

6. Babies don't smile because they're happy, they smile because they like the happy reaction from their parents.

7. Oftentimes an octopus heart will skip a beat when they see their potential mate.

8. The Beatles used the word "love" 613 times in their songs.

9. Squirrels plant thousands of new trees each year by forgetting where they put their acorns.

10. A group of bunnies is called a "fluffle".

11. Smiling actually lowers stress, whether you're faking it or not.

12. Cuddling with someone you love is scientifically proven to increase happiness.

13. We are all made of stardust.

14. Happiness levels are about 50% genetic, 10% circumstance, and about 40% choice.

15. For the ancient Greeks, happiness was a civic virtue that required a lifetime of cultivation.

For most young girls, collecting barbies was one of the most important things. We all had dozens and we loved all of them so dearly.  As we grew up, our passion for barbies slowly faded out.  Makes sense. Nowadays, when we see them we certainly feel nostalgic, but don’t feel the need to keep collecting them.

But for Sam Pena, a 45 year old man, collecting Barbies never got old.  Since 1992, he has collected approximately 5,000 Barbies.   He has an entire room in his home dedicated to his Barbie collection, which also helps him from spilling them all over the house.

This all began when he found his sister’s old dolls, and simply could not get them out of his head.  Seeing the old dolls made so many childhood memories return, and he instantly became hooked all over again on Barbie.

Pena aims to buy his Barbies second hand, since it can get pretty pricey. But even without paying the full price, his collection surely has cost quite him a lot more than he’d like to think about.  Pena spends a great deal of time searching for more Barbies to add to his collection, and is always at auctions, charity shops, and is searching for bargains online as well.

He arranges his Barbies by era, and proudly displays them.  Pena works as a librarian and highly values his collection.