true stories The 12 Weirdest Things People Have Actually Eaten  

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List Rules Vote up the grossest/weirdest items that you just can't believe someone willingly ate.

There's always that one person with strange eating habits: Mayonnaise with peanut butter and jelly, cheese on their morning cereal, salt and pepper on apple slices. And while gross, those pale in comparison to some truly bizarre food choices - impossibly large or weird objects, an absurd number of non-edible things, and things you should never, ever put in your mouth. While this might seem like some pretty odd behavior, it's hard not to be absolutely fascinated by all the weird things people eat.

So, try not to be too grossed out as you find out more about these weird things to eat. A few of these are kind of disturbing, so maybe don't read this while eating your lunch.

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The Ashes of a Loved One


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When someone dies, what's the proper way to honor their memory? A memorial headstone, a donation to a charity, maybe a plaque somewhere? For one woman named Casie, those things just weren't enough.

When her husband died, she began eating his ashes. She would take small finger dips or handfuls of the ashes, and then eat them. When she wasn't eating the ashes, she was toting them around town where ever she went. Apparently for Casie, she wasn't serious about "'til death do we part." 

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Dirty Diapers


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Yes, this woman munches on dirty diapers. A woman identified only as Keyshia went on TLC's My Strange Addiction to share with the world her love of dirty diapers. For a diaper to taste the best, it must have pee in it, and the more urine the better. She describes them as having a sour candy-like flavor, and she's become addicted to chewing on the diapers, sucking on them, eating them, and smelling them. Her husband-to-be isn't exactly fond of this habit, and doctors say it's really unhealthy. She gets the diapers from her friends, family, and even from perfect strangers in order to feed her ongoing habit. 

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5,000 Light Bulbs


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Believe it or not, you can become famous for eating typically non-edible objects. Case in point is a man named Todd Robbins. While traveling around the country working at various magic shows in the 1980s, he became famous for eating light bulbs.

He bites into lightbulbs like some people eat apples. He estimates he has eaten more than 5,000 light bulbs in his career, and he's still doing it today. He claims the only injuries he's suffered from this untraditional snack have been a few cracked teeth. How illuminating. 

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A Car


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In 1970, Leon Sampson - a man known for eating weird stuff - took a $20,000 bet that he couldn't eat a car, and he won. For a year, Sampson would grind up the car then mix it with soup to make sure it went down easier. He'd sometimes mix it into mashed potatoes, and made sure that pieces of the car were not much bigger than a grain of rice before eating. That's one way to make some money.