I’m not sure what the psychology is behind why human beings love to collect things – coins, books, rocks, figurines, records, what have you – but there must be some reason that so many people lovingly gather certain things to display in their homes. Sometimes those collections go beyond the average, too, and that’s when they really become interesting, if you ask me. Here are the really different collections kept by 17 different people. This is one of several alphabets assembled by Belgian type designer Clotilde Olyff from stones collected at the beach. I would like to collect dogs but I don’t have enough land.