Believe It or Not!
This video is not for those with weak stomachs.
Ah, Florida, home of the weird. A Bradenton, Florida mother has been diagnosed with a rare condition called Pica. Adele Edwards, mother of 5, is addicted to eating foam couch cushions and has been eating cushions for over 20 years. A few years ago, she was rushed to the hospital, where doctors found a grapefruit-sized cushion ball stuck in her lower intestine. Her Sarasota doctor found an iron deficiency that most likely was causing Adele to eat the couch (ever heard of a good multivitamin?)
Pica Disorder is characterized by an appetite for substances that aren’t food, like: sand, dirt or chalk (geophagy), feces (Coprophagy), soap, and glass (Hyalophagia). It also describes those who have abnormal appetites for food ingredients like flour, starch (Amylophagia), raw potatoes, and salt. “Pica” is derived from the Latin form of magpie, which is a bird said to eat anything.
Thanks to Bill over at Oddculture