Local Woman Trying to Get Into the Guinness Book of Records Under a New Shithouse Rat Heading

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guinness bookPEAKS ISLAND, Maine — The competition isn’t exactly stiff, but that doesn’t mean Nancy 3. Hoffman’s effort to claim a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records hasn’t been a challenge. The record? Biggest collection of umbrella sleeves. Hoffman is the director and curator of the Umbrella Cover Museum on Peaks Island. “It may sound easy because we’re the only umbrella cover museum in the world, but Guinness doesn’t easily accept new categories,” Hoffman told the Bangor Daily News. “I’ve been trying for four years and this year they finally accepted the category.” The small two-room museum has a quirkiness that has attracted both curiosity and exposure — it has been featured on the Weather Channel, BBC and National Public Radio. “It all started when I had a few umbrella covers around the house that I just couldn’t throw away,” Hoffman said.  (read more at the Bangor Daily News)

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