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Woman eats rocks for more than 20 years

Posted on Sunday, 20 May, 2012 | Comment icon 21 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


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45-year-old Teresa Widener suffers from a condition that has her craving the taste of rocks and soil.

The mother of two says she can break rocks in her mouth with ease and even keeps some in her house in case she needs them. "If I know I have some at my house I feel better, just knowing they're there...they're there for me when I'm upset or whatever," she said. "Mmm-hmm, yeah. They crunch on my teeth."

Teresa often uses a hammer to break up larger rocks in to small pieces in her kitchen so that they are easier to eat. The condition she suffers from is known as Pica, sufferers have a craving for inedible objects that can include anything from toilet paper to metal and anything in between.

"For more than 20 years, Teresa Widener, a 45-year-old woman from Bedford, Virginia, has regularly sucked the dirt off rocks before crunching them between her teeth."

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Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #12 Posted by Kryso on 20 May, 2012, 17:09
When she was crunching the rock in the video, it put my teeth on edge. How has she got any teeth left?
Comment icon #13 Posted by Insightful Waffles on 20 May, 2012, 17:32
must....eat...pebbles....
Comment icon #14 Posted by Fluffybunny on 20 May, 2012, 17:40
Her poor teeth! I was thinking about the other end of the digestive track...
Comment icon #15 Posted by schizoidwoman on 20 May, 2012, 18:21
I was thinking about the other end of the digestive track... Ew, yes!
Comment icon #16 Posted by Insightful Waffles on 20 May, 2012, 19:12
Ew, yes! ew.
Comment icon #17 Posted by csspwns on 21 May, 2012, 1:00
rocks...crunchy,munchy,tasty,delicious,desireable rocks...
Comment icon #18 Posted by mfrmboy on 22 May, 2012, 16:04
I was thinking about the other end of the digestive track... I was wondering if she had a septic tank or was on a sewer system.
Comment icon #19 Posted by Vzy4kat63 on 23 May, 2012, 2:00
That made my teeth hurt watching it, and hearing the grinding noises gave me the goosebumps lol. She does know there's pills you can get over the counter for iron deficiency XD
Comment icon #20 Posted by metavo on 28 May, 2012, 7:10
I'm wondering whether he likes more igneous rocks, sedimentary rocks or metamorphic rocks. You know, rock isn't just a rock, there are many types and depending on which one it is, it may grumble or it may grumble her teeth. Also the chemical miture varies a lot. Maybe she's just eating sandstone
Comment icon #21 Posted by Englishgent on 28 May, 2012, 7:59
I bet they taste much better with a dollop of tomato or brown sauce


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