How much Harry Potter stuff is enough?
How much Harry Potter stuff is enough? A team member shows off an interactive magic wand at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter-Diagon Alley in Orlando, Florida (Reuters)
How much Harry Potter stuff is enough?
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A man is in Hogwarts heaven after his collection of "Harry Potter" memorabilia was named the world's largest.

Menahem Asher Silva Vargas of Mexico City has spent nearly 15 years hoarding all things related to British author J.K. Rowling's young-adult wizard-fantasy series, which spawned eight blockbuster films.

His collection fills two rooms and counts everything from magic wands and toy figurines to Gryffindor scarves and replica Quidditch brooms.

Guinness World Records officially recognized it Monday as the world No. 1, at 3,097 pieces. The old mark was 807.

Silva Vargas said he began with no intent to amass a huge collection. But soon it was like being under a spell.

He laughingly called his obsession both a blessing and a curse: "My salary, my bonuses ... it all ended up here."

Critical thinking challenge: If Menahem wasnt planning on creating such a big collection, how did it happen?

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  • KCheyenne-Cas
    10/07/2014 - 08:25 p.m.

    I think it is really cool that he collects stuff from Harry Potter. Harry Potter is one of my favorite books of all time. Its just so interesting to hear that he has collected 3,097 pieces of material. I hope he continues his collection, if there is anything else to collect!

  • MJordan-Cas
    10/08/2014 - 05:18 p.m.

    I think it is really cool to collect all of that Harry Potter stuff. Also it is very expensive! But it is amazing for that man to collect 3,097 items! It's crazy that he set a world record for collecting and I feel like he will hold that record for a long time.

  • meredithkirbo
    10/09/2014 - 12:54 p.m.

    It is wonderful that he has a collection but there is a point where there is too mush stuff like her has over 3,000 pieces of stuff. I love harry potter but I do not like it that much.

  • IM2000food
    10/09/2014 - 01:07 p.m.

    it happen because harry potter became so big so fast and people got into the movies and books and starting collecting things that were made because of the books and movies.

  • AvaP-4
    10/09/2014 - 08:09 p.m.

    Recently, Guinness World Records discovered a new world record. It is for the largest Harry Potter collection. This collection includes wands, Gryffindor scarves, replica Quidditch brooms and more. The collection includes 3,097 of Harry Potter merchandise. I think that this man may be a little to obsessed to Harry Potter, and may be wasting his money, but it is very cool. I think that he shouldn't collect any more items, but I don't think that will happen.

  • devonm-3
    10/10/2014 - 02:33 a.m.

    A man gets the world record for most collected Harry Poter items. Menahem Asher Silva Vargas has over 3,097 pieces in his collection. He beat the past record holder buy about 2,300 pieces of his collection. This collection has taken 15 years and is said to have costed a lot of money. Two rooms are filled with the massive collection, and keeps growing. I enjoy Harry Poter but I'm not a super fan/ collecter like this guy. Over 3000 ideas is a lot, to much for me, but if it makes him happy it's not a problem with me.

  • NJ2001Game
    10/10/2014 - 12:58 p.m.

    He just became addicted to collecting all this harry potter stuff and he couldn't let it go. I have absolutely no idea how you can get 3000 but that's super cool.

  • jake222444
    10/13/2014 - 02:18 p.m.

    That must be a lot of stuff. Two rooms dedicated to Harry Potter items shows that this person is a serious fan of J.K. Rowling and her famous books.

  • AllisonLogan1
    10/14/2014 - 10:01 a.m.

    A man has bought 3,097 Harry Potter things. A good thing is that this man is happy and is in the Guinness World Record book. A bad thing is that he doesn't have any money left over because he bought all the stuff. A interesting thing is he says that his obsessing is a blessing and also a curse.

  • BenCo-Wil
    10/15/2014 - 09:42 p.m.

    This man must be seriously obsessed with Harry Potter stuff. I know the books were really good, but to go from owning 807 items to 3,097 items is a huge leap. I'm not trying to be mean, but this man is a serious hoarder !

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