An Indian man named Pakkirappa Hunagundi has been addicted to eating bricks, sand and stone since he was ten, the strange habit could be considered a bizzare choice of food because a lot of people despise coming in contact with sand or even chew stones while eating a normal meal. The 30-year-old became used to eating and savouring non-edible objects after first developing the acquired taste when he was still a child. The habit of eating stones has continued for 20 years now and he allegedly consumes over tw
Addiction is not limited to drinking and smoking. Eating can be addiction too. Things go bizarre when someone falls into addiction of eating something that no one should eat! Here we have listed down some of the most bizarre eating addictions: 10. Addicted to Eating mud, rocks and BRICKS Pakkirappa Hunagundi has been eating the brick, gravel and mud of Karnataka, India for years. This, one of the most bizarre eating addictions is thought to be a form of Pica, an illness which gives sufferers an appetite
Iron is needed for the synthesis of haemoglobin. When there is iron deficiency, there is reduced red cell mass; there is reduced haemoglobin concentration and reduced oxygen-carrying capacity of the blood. Iron deficiency anaemia presents with small red blood cell with low haemoglobin content, hence it is termed Microcytic Hypochromic anaemia. Causes a. Low dietary intake of iron b. Increased requirement as in pregnancy, lactation and growth spurts c. Acute or chronic blood loss d. Problems of the Gastro in
Pica is an eating disorder that is characterised by a compulsive desire to eat non-nutritive items such as sand, chalk, ice, and woods or even pieces of metals. People with pica can go as far as eating irritating items like dirts, ashes, or feces.
Michel Lotito who is also known as "Monsieur Mangetout," was a French entertainer who had the ability to eat anything, from bicycles to an entire Airplane. It was estimated that he ate an nine tons of metal from 1959 to 1997. The French man suffered from a medical eating disorder known as Pica. This is a psychological disorder that causes cravings to eat things like glass, dirt and apparently, anything metal. His super human ability has achieved him the name, "Monsieur Mangetout" which means, "Mr. Eats All."
Pregnancy is one of the most amazing experiences that women go through. The thought and feeling of having a life inside of you, is simply otherworldly. However, the journey to motherhood is not without its swirls, twirls and whirls. One of the phases that most pregnant women go through, is having to deal with pregnancy cravings for odd food/non-food items popularly known as Pica. These cravings are as a result of hormonal changes, and we really cannot blame them. These are some of the strangest and craziest
Pregnancy is one of the most amazing experiences that women go through. The thought and feeling of having a life inside of you, is simply otherworldly. However, the journey to motherhood is not without its swirls, twirls and whirls. One of the phases that most pregnant women go through, is having to deal with pregnancy cravings for odd food/non-food items, popularly known as Pica. These cravings are as a result of hormonal changes, and we really cannot blame them. These are some of the strangest stuffs preg
There exist a lot of histories of how artists performed weird entertainment, but that of of Michel Lotito always surprised me. Michel Lotito was a French entertainer born in Grenoble, France on June 15, 1950. As a teenager, michel was diagnosed with a eating disorder known as pica. Pica is a psychological disorder that makes it patients appetite to derive joy in eating items that have no nutritional value to them, this could be pieces of metal or dried paint. According to doctors, Lotito had a thick lining
One minute you could be eating chicken and the other you want charcoal. Cravings in pregnant women are very ordinary, but some are rather odd.One minute you could be eating chicken and the other you want charcoal in your food. Cravings in pregnant women are very ordinary, but some will leave you shocked. Most scientists say that cravings are brought about by the change in the level of hormones in the body. Pregnant women go through a lot of change to accommodate that little being in their bodies for nine
A Medical condition which had been described by scientists as "Pica" is often pointed out as why people sometimes eat non food items that have no nutritional benefits to their human body. Many individuals however have their personal explanation for strange eating disorders as the ones which will be discussed in this article. An Indian man identified as Pakkirappa Hunagundi disclosed that he enjoyed eating only bricks, gravel and mud. According to Pakkirappa, his habit of eating these things has become a nee
Whether you choose to address him as Michel Lotito or as Monsieur Mangetout, his name is synonymous with one thing and that is, "Mr. Eats All". The uncommon grace this man operated in during his time and age is incomprehensibly legendary. While researching about him, I realized that this man is a contrast to everything I have known and not just that, he would always remain that until the end of age. He is from France, born in Grenoble in the year 1950. Records have it that at a very young age, he had deve
While many see certain eating habits as strange, others simply call it weird while scientists often refer to such eating patterns as "Pica". Pica is an eating disorder or eating pattern where individuals fined themselves Craving and chewing substances that have no nutritional value. Such substances include ice, clay, soil or paper. Individuals who suffer from Pica can often be found eating paint or dirt. Individuals suffering from Pica find themselves eating items that are not typically thought of as food.
Dogs are cute pets to keep in our homes, whether for protection or for the fun of it, there is no denying that a strong bond or relationship with your pets sometimes makes life entertaining. Have you ever seen or noticed your Dog eating grass, if so, you probably wonder why they do so since it is not their food. Sometimes you can as far as to think "hope this won't hurt it?. When living things consume food that aren't theirs by nature, it is called Pica. So when you see your Dog consuming grass, know that you
This Indian villager is addicted to eating bricks, gravel and mud, stomaching at least three kilos of his surroundings every day. Pakkirappa Hunagundi, 30, first developed a taste for the seemingly inedible objects at the age of ten. Ever since, he has snacked on walls and streets of Karnataka, India - and claims to suffer no ill effects. The bizarre eating disorder is thought to be a form of Pica, an illness which gives sufferers an appetite for substances without any nutritional value. Sporting a full set
What Are Bird's? A warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrate animal distinguished by the possession of feathers, wings, a beak, and typically by being able to fly. Magpies are birds of the Corvidae family. The black and white Eurasian magpie is widely considered one of the most intelligent animal in the world and one of only a few non-mammal species able to recognize itself in a mirror test. In addition to other members of the genus pica, corvids considered as magpies are in the genera Cissa, Urocissa,
Since babies and toddlers love to put everything in their mouths no matter what the object tastes like. We may not know what babies find so appetizing about sand, but they likely try to eat it because it’s an interesting texture. Wet sand is soft and squishy between their fingers and when babies grab something new, it seems like the first thought in their head is always “Can I eat it?” Babies usually put objects in their mouths as a way to explore the world around them. Eating stuff that isn't food.
A security guard is now under police guard following a weapon-involved frenzy at the Passport, Immigration & Citizenship Office located at Overton Plaza in Montego Bay St. James. The incident occurred at about 11 a.m. today, March 19, 2020, where it is reported that the security guard drew his weapon, which was described as a Glock pistol, and pointed it in the direction of several clients who were being serviced. When Mckoy’s News interviewed a patron who went to collect her passport, she gave this des
Pica is a eating disorder characterized by an appetite for substances that are largely non-nutritive, such as ice, hair ,paper, drywall, paint, stones,soil, chalk etc. It is a common problem in persons with SICKLE CELL DISEASE. Although the etiology is poorly understood , associations have been described with iron deficiency , zinc deficiency , mental and developmental delay , psychosocial problems , and family history of pica . This unusual behaviour may lead to a variety of complications , including abdominal