You've likely heard about the stories on the television series My Strange Addiction and wondered, "do people really eat crazy household items like toilet paper and couch cushions?" Well as these 10 most bizarre eating disorder news stories show, yes, they certainly do.
Most of these strange addiction stories involve pica, an eating disorder that makes a person eat non-edible things like wood and metal. It is usually caused by a mineral deficiency like iron and is most commonly seen in women and children. The name pica derives from the Latin word for magpie, a bird that will eat anything.
If you think you have bizarre habits or are frustrated with a picky eater in your life, just read on. Warning: The following is pretty darn disgusting and not for the faint of heart.
What are the strangest eating disorder tales? Take a look here and you'll see some strange eating disorders for yourself. Collection Photo: Getty Images