Friday, November 17, 2017
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help   RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Stories  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos
Find: in
This news story is archived which means that, while it is still available to view, the information contained within may be outdated and the original source site/link may no longer be viewable.

For the most recent stories, please visit either the site's home page or main news section.

Woman addicted to corn starch

Posted on Monday, 6 June, 2011 | Comment icon 23 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


Image credit: PD Miansari66

 
A US TV series exploring strange eating habits investigates a woman addicted to eating corn starch.

Nikki Myles first started to eat the baking ingredient 16 years ago during pregnancy, soon getting through as many as three boxes of it each day and eating it out of the packet with a spoon. "Corn starch is typically used for thickening, baking, but for me, when I buy it, it's strictly for eating it. My mouth always waters for it. it's the best," she says.

"Most people struggle to use a box of corn starch in a month, but one woman's bizarre addiction sees her eat up to 2lb of the thickening agent every day."

  View: Full article

 Source: Daily Mail


  Discuss: View comments (23)

   


 

 
Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #14 Posted by rashore on 7 June, 2011, 16:18
All I could think reading about the corn starch was thank heavens that thickener is temp activated, otherwise I can't imagine how a body could handle it. And sort of a sad lol about the sugar addiction.. Most US folks have an addiction to sugar and/or caffeine to some extent by the time they reach adulthood. Between the two, caffeine is my addiction- Mom didn't allow sugar in the house when we were kids. I can understand not liking some foods... But only liking one food just isn't healthy. It's gross, but I'm not shocked. A lot of people have gotten way out of touch when it comes to food. Some... [More]
Comment icon #15 Posted by emosonic on 8 June, 2011, 8:51
This girl has problems, she should go get some help or something.
Comment icon #16 Posted by torf on 14 June, 2011, 6:51
I agree with the comments about TLC changing. It used to be an informative learning channel. Now just this kind of crap. Exploitive...paying people so they're weakness/illnesses can be filmed for entertainment. Hoarders is another one of the shows I despise. I found my wife watching an episode on a woman who has eaten nothing but cheesey potatos for 20 years. If it wasn't so pathetic it would be hilarious!
Comment icon #17 Posted by mattryan209 on 14 June, 2011, 17:39
I was watching Food Revolution the other night. Jamie was holding up flashcards of where food comes from to high school students. Most of the kids thought butter came from corn. Sausages grew on plants that looked like cattails. Didn't know what almonds were. Thought chocolate came from a literal chocolate lake. Guacamole comes from apples. What the hell? You sure Food Revolution wasn't quizzing a Special Education High School?
Comment icon #18 Posted by rashore on 14 June, 2011, 17:58
What the hell? You sure Food Revolution wasn't quizzing a Special Education High School? Nope, it's a regular school in the L.A. public school system. I'm finding the series pretty interesting. I would love to say I'm shocked by what goes on, but sadly I can't. I know most folks in the U.S. are ignorant about food.
Comment icon #19 Posted by Coelurosauravus on 14 June, 2011, 20:57
I saw some american tv show about a lady who was terrified of balloons once. This remids me of that, for some reason. Anyway, I feel bad for those people. It can't be easy for them to live like that. I once ate a whole jar of pickles all at once but I didn't suddenly decide to have another three jars! I think there's a line between craving food and having a mental health issue.
Comment icon #20 Posted by danielost on 14 June, 2011, 21:38
i have a hard time swallowing raw meats any kind.
Comment icon #21 Posted by mattryan209 on 15 June, 2011, 7:47
Nope, it's a regular school in the L.A. public school system. I'm finding the series pretty interesting. I would love to say I'm shocked by what goes on, but sadly I can't. I know most folks in the U.S. are ignorant about food. I guess kids education is getting worse and worse because people weren't that dumb when I went to school.I know they knew sausage came from an animal,I mean come on its meat for frickin sakes! Dairy from corn,and what, chocolate from a lake?!- incredulously hilarious-LOL I'm thinking they must have cherry-picked a school known for its horrific education standards,and ge... [More]
Comment icon #22 Posted by rashore on 15 June, 2011, 15:05
I guess kids education is getting worse and worse because people weren't that dumb when I went to school.I know they knew sausage came from an animal,I mean come on its meat for frickin sakes! Dairy from corn,and what, chocolate from a lake?!- incredulously hilarious-LOL I'm thinking they must have cherry-picked a school known for its horrific education standards,and generalized it as a typical American school.I can understand poor geography and history knowledge,but this is pretty darn insane. I don't know if it's cherry picked or not. But the way it's portrayed it's a pretty decent school ot... [More]
Comment icon #23 Posted by kitco on 15 June, 2011, 18:41
I have a Protein Deficancy, ever since I was young. I consume large amounts of sugar, ususally icecream, 4 litres a day. but the thing is I am still healthy weight 6'2" 175lbs and still active and what knot. just an addiction! I like rainbow icecream the best, I have 4 litre tups stacked together from 3 months i think theres like 100 of them. lol


Please Login or Register to post a comment.


  On the forums
China to build nuclear-powered space shuttle
11-17-2017
The long-term roadmap for China's space program has been revealed by one of its primary contractors.
Skepticism surrounds head transplant success
11-17-2017
Controversial surgeon Sergio Canavero claims that he has performed the first ever human head transplant.
Alien hunters send message to nearby system
11-17-2017
Astronomers are hoping to one day establish contact with an advanced extraterrestrial civilization.
Mystery surrounds $450M da Vinci painting
11-16-2017
The 500-year-old painting, which sold for a record-breaking sum at auction, has a few peculiarities.
Other news in this category
Millennium Falcon spotted in a field in Surrey
Posted 11-8-2017 | 10 comments
Eagle-eyed Star Wars fans have spotted the iconic spacecraft sitting under a tarp near a golf club....
 
Saskatchewan farmer finds house in his field
Posted 11-3-2017 | 22 comments
Patrick Maze was shocked to discover that an entire house had appeared on his property overnight....
 
Woman runs record 63 marathons in 63 days
Posted 10-29-2017 | 18 comments
50-year-old Nikki Love managed to run an entire marathon every single day for more than two months....
 
'Fire cat' from 1936 slid down fireman's pole
Posted 10-29-2017 | 12 comments
Newly resurfaced footage from the 1930s shows the remarkable life of Mickey the Minneapolis fire cat....
 
Man takes to the skies using 100 balloons
Posted 10-27-2017 | 13 comments
Tom Morgan managed to reach a height of 8,000ft by attaching helium balloons to a camping chair....
 
Man swims 4.5 miles to escape deadly shark
Posted 10-23-2017 | 13 comments
Diver John Craig had been spear fishing off the coast of Western Australia when the incident occurred....
 
Car appears out of nowhere in puzzling footage
Posted 10-20-2017 | 24 comments
An intriguing optical illusion has been leaving social media users scratching their heads this week....
 
Muscle-bound kangaroo spotted in Australia
Posted 10-12-2017 | 12 comments
Photographs of a 'macho' marsupial standing in a creek in Western Australia have gone viral online....
 
'Crocodile' reported in the River Thames
Posted 10-10-2017 | 7 comments
Footage uploaded on to Twitter today shows what looks like a crocodile in the waters of Chelsea Harbor....
 
Man legally changes his name to 'Yorkshire Tea'
Posted 10-9-2017 | 19 comments
Tea fanatic Nathan Derek Garner decided to cement his love for the popular brew by changing his name....
 
Drunk 'time traveler' arrested in Wyoming
Posted 10-5-2017 | 38 comments
A man from Casper was picked up by local law enforcement after claiming to have come from the future....
 

 View: More news in this category
 
Top   |  Home   |   Forum   |   News   |   Image Gallery   |  Columns   |   Encyclopedia   |   Videos   |   Polls
UM-X 10.7 Unexplained-Mysteries.com 2001-2017
Privacy Policy and Disclaimer   |   Cookies   |   Advertise   |   Contact   |   Help/FAQ