Monday, November 23, 2009
Largest collection of cow-related items-Denise
Tubangui sets world record
SAN JACINTO, CA, USA -- Denise Tubangui,
50, have 2,270 cow-related items in her collection-setting
the world record for the Largest
collection of cow-related items.
Photo: The floor-to-ceiling shelves are
loaded with cows. Flying cows hang from the ceiling. Cow-printed
aprons sit next to cow-spotted brooms. A sign reads “Use Udder
She started the Largest
collection of cow-related items in 1990 after a visit
to her mother’s house. “There was a very cute cow hanging
over the microwave in my mother’s house,” Tubangui said. Tubangui
liked the ceramic cow so much, she eventually got her own.
collection of cow-related items is displayed throughout
the home: a shelf of collectibles in the living room, a case
with the Cows on Parade line of figurines in the dining room,
paintings of cows that Tubangui did on a wall in the garage.
But there’s one room — the grand finale, Tubangui calls it
— that’s officially the cow room.
“They’re so special in different ways,”
Tubangui said. That’s because much of the Largest
collection of cow-related items came in the form of
gifts. “My family, friends, loved ones, and clients did all
of this,” Tubangui said.
Tubangui’s favorite cow is a three-foot-high
one her former neighbors and friends gave her. “They called
me and said, ‘Look out front,’ and they had put a rope around
Tubangui wears cow jewelry and even
has a tattoo of a calf. There’s also Dolly, a miniature pot-bellied
pig. “She’s a love,” Tubangui said.
Tubangui bought Dolly when she was
just a pound; she now weighs 25. The seller had another pig,
a pink one, but Tubangui liked Dolly’s black and white markings.
Items from real cows include a cow dung
patty encased in black and white splotched paint so it doesn't
smell, and a cow jawbone.
Signs inside and outside and murals she
painted in her garage have sayings like: "Happy cows come
from San Jacinto" and "Welcome family, friends and udders."
Guinness World Records also named her
the record holder for the largest
collection of cows, citing the 2,261 cow-themed figurines,
stuffed animals, weather vanes, posters, colanders, pillows,
slip covers, mail boxes, bells, and Eiffel tower in her home.
She’s since added nine more to her collection.
Tubangui says she isn’t going to stop collecting
cows until she dies.
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November 23, 2009