So, what’s for dinner tonight?

Of all the people in the world, the crew at Ripley’s, is quite open to the unusual, and is the least perplexed by what other people choose to do … or in this case eat.

If you are what you eat, you may be shocked by what people consume because of their bizarre eating habits and disorders. Check out the list!

XYLOPHAGIA
Eating Wood

People with xilophagia like to eat things like paper, pencils, tree bark or other items made of wood.

TRICHOPHAGIA
Eating Hair

In 2007 an 18 year old girl suffering from trichophagia was found with a 10-pound hairball in her stomach. Cats around the world were flabbergasted.

TRICHOPHAGIA

Massive hair mass (A.K.A. human hair ball)

HYALOPHAGIA
Eating Glass

Very dangerous for obvious reasons. Sharp glass + soft tissue = pain and injury! Please DO NOT TRY this at home (or anywhere)

HYALOPHAGIA

Crunchy! (DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME!)

UROPHAGIA
Consuming Urine (Pee)

Believe it or not, consuming one’s own pee (or the pee of a healthy person) is relatively low in risk, albeit utterly disgusting.

UROPHAGIA

Cow pee may help control diabetes? (source: Huff Post)

GEOPHAGY
Eating Dirt

Cooked, baked, and processed dirt and clay are sold in health food stores and rural flea markets. Some pregnant women eat chalk to eliminate nausea and to get extra calcium.

ANTHROPOPHAGY
Eating Human Flesh

It is also commonly known as cannibalism. As of 2006, the Korowai were one of very few tribes still believed to eat human flesh as a cultural practice.

ANTHROPOPHAGY

Tastes just like chicken?

AUTOSARCOPHAGY
Eating Oneself

Also called auto-cannibalism, or self-cannibalism. On January 13, 2007, Marco Evaristti, a Danish artist,  served pasta that was topped with a meatball made with his own fat. I find myself without both words or an appetite.

COPROPHAGIA
Eating Feces (Poop)

This is very rare, and only seen on some cases of extreme mental disorders. Centuries ago, however, physicians used to taste their patients’ feces, to better judge their state and condition. True, but why? Really.

COPROPHAGIA

Say whaaaaat??