- A seemingly normal man has been eating rocks, bricks and mud for nearly his entire life. He would rather forego chicken fry but not a piece of gravel
- The man’s appetite for stones and mud is so huge it has gotten his mother worried that one day he will die as a result of consuming the inedible objects
- Doctors have since looked into the man’s disturbing case. They say he is suffering from the following rare condition
A 30 year old Indian villager has shocked many by his peculiar eating habit. The man literally feasts on rocks, bricks and mud. He consumes at least three kilos a day.
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Pakkirappa Hunagundi from Karnataka village has been eating the inedible objects since he was 10 years old and is not about to stop despite efforts by his family members to discourage him.
Experts say the man may be suffering from eating disorder in the form of Pica. This is a condition that gives a person an appetite for strange objects that have no nutritional value.
Hunagundi reportedly doesn’t want to listen to anyone trying to convince him to control his wild appetite for mud. He also insists he doesn’t feel any pain and even shows his complete set of teeth to confirm there is no damage to his health.
“I have been eating bricks and rocks for about 20 years now. I love them, and cant go even for a day without a few pieces of gravel,” says Hunagundi, adding that he can skip any meal but not bricks and mud.
He claims he can bite even the hardest stone with much ease. In various occasions he has clashed with his mum over the disappearance of bricks and rocks from their house wall and those of the neighbours. He secretly eats them.
It is now a matter of village knowledge that when a rock goes missing, then chances are Hunagundi has crashed and swallowed it.
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Hunagundi himself proudly admits that he especially likes building materials, which he calls ‘A1’, meaning the best.
“It is best served with a glass of water. I call it 'divine nectar'. Other than bricks, mud and stones, I don't like anything else,” says Hunagundi.
His mother, he says, has no appetite for such things and just like everyone else finds it difficult to imagine how one can even bite a rock.
Hunagundi is now contemplating using his odd ability to make money.
“I want to show people what I can do so that they can pay me,” he says.
Unfortunately, most people don’t seem to find his habit amusing, especially when he goes around attacking houses built with bricks and rocks.
This man truly needs help. Otherwise he could end up killing himself before his time.
Watch video of man literally eating bricks: