Pakkirappa Hunagundi is a 30 year-old from Western India that has quite the peculiar habit. He is addicted to something that endangers his own well being, but it’s not drugs. It’s believed that he has a disorder that causes him to behave strangely and crave something absolutely unbelievable. His family is begging him to get help, but nothing can stop Pakkirappa. Your teeth may hurt just reading this.
30 year-old Pakkirappa is addicted to eating bricks, dirt, mud and stone.
He has been doing it since he was only 10 years-old.
It’s thought that he has Pica, a condition which makes people crave non-edible food.
Doctors believe that a mineral deficiency can cause Pica. The body naturally craves nutrients its not getting due to an underlying disorder, such as celiac disease or a hookworm infection.
Pakkirappa doesn’t crave normal food.
He typically eats 1 brick a day, as well as handfuls of dirt and stone.
His family wishes he would stop and they encourage to eat normal food.
Now, Pakkirappa is attempting to earn some extra money by displaying his special “talents.” He can eat bricks without damaging his teeth and he loves doing so.
It’s hard to imagine craving THIS.
(H/T BuzzFeed) Pakkirappa’s addiction isn’t so strange. It’s believe that there are people with Pica all over the world. It’s unbelievable that he has been able to survive on his strange diet since he was 10 years-old. To learn more about his odd addiction, watch the video below:
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