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thedutchiedutch

Man eats Bricks and Mud

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thedutchiedutch

Meet the Indian man hoping to find fame and fortune by showcasing his unusual appetite for eating bricks.

Pakkirappa Hunagundi suffers from a rare eating disorder and says he is addicted to eating only bricks, gravel and mud.

‘I only like mud and bricks, nothing else,’ ‘I will eat it because it is my habit. I need it every day. I can’t stop.

‘My mother asks me not to eat it, but I won’t stop. Even if you give me fried chicken, I want mud at any cost.’

The 30-year-old has been eating bricks since the age of ten.

He now eats up to one brick a day and three kilos of mud and gravel to fulfill his craving.

It is believed he suffers from a condition known as Pica, the persistent eating of non-food items with no nutritional value.

Link to full article : http://metro.co.uk/2014/04/02/pakkirappa-hunagundi-pica-sufferer-addicted-to-eating-bricks-4686201/

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theotherguy

Yes, yes, it does.

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Ryu

Isn't there a condition that compels people to eat non-food items?

It simply is not normal to eat that all the time and I doubt anyone can exist on just mud and clay. Sorry but I do not accept all of it at face value.

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theotherguy

I suspect he eats more traditional food products in addition to his geophagy.

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SolarPlexus

there are people who live on sunlight and air so I see why not earth too

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freetoroam

there are people who live on sunlight and air so I see why not earth too

Are you referring to Breatharians?

http://science.howstuffworks.com/innovation/edible-innovations/breatharian.htm

Hope not, cos this is not safe, as this article will show.

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Ryu

there are people who live on sunlight and air so I see why not earth too

We are not plants, we do not derive our m\nourishment via photosynthesis.

We are animals, more precisely, we are mammals and get our sustenance from food.

We cannot extract the nutrients we need from eating buckets of dirt so..I think this article if rife with bovine expulsions.

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Wickian

I have a feeling he'll need dentures sooner than most.

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JustTerri

When I was pregnant my doctor asked if I craved clay or dirt...I looked at him like he had three eyes...

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Sir Smoke aLot

Oh, he does same damn thing that many kids do. And he goes public with it :D

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toast

I was never a friend of indian food.

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Rlyeh

there are people who live on sunlight and air so I see why not earth too

The only real ones doing this end up dead.
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Ryu

Oh, he does same damn thing that many kids do.

Yeah but most kids don't make daily meals out of it. :P

After a few mud cakes they're pretty much done with it.

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:PsYKoTiC:BeHAvIoR:

I will call him... the Human Cement Mixer! Patent pending.

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BiffSplitkins

I almost went on the same diet after eating my ex-wife's "home cooking" for the first time. :whistle:

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coldethyl

Yuck. I bet he saves on the grocery bill, but the house is falling apart.

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Purplos

Isn't Pica usually caused by an iron deficiency?

Give the guy some vitamin pills and he'll be back to normal maybe. Not sure how he expects to make money with this...

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taniwha

Not sure how he expects to make money with this...

Busking perhaps? Surely any money he can raise will just go to feed his habit. Addiction is a vicious cycle.

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freetoroam

Yuck. I bet he saves on the grocery bill, but the house is falling apart.

Hope he doesn`t move into a wooden hut...he would starve to death.

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Sir Smoke aLot

Yeah but most kids don't make daily meals out of it. :P

After a few mud cakes they're pretty much done with it.

heheh true but its same habbit, kids stop doing it at some point but this guy... He is the master of dirt!

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Sundew

Mmmmm, eat dirt, a billion earthworms can't all be wrong.

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ancient astronaut

CRAZY with a capital K

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JGirl

Does this mean he $hits bricks?

best post on the thread right here folks!
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Ashyne

I can understand why bricks and mud are so delicious. That sticky crunchiness of wet sand, like chocolate-dipped wafers, and the hard brick melting in the mouth as you chew and grind it against your teeth like eating hard-crusted bread.

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