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  Newsmakers   19 Jan 2018  Jharkhand man aged 100 says he has to eat mud for survival

Jharkhand man aged 100 says he has to eat mud for survival

THE ASIAN AGE
Published : Jan 19, 2018, 3:40 pm IST
Updated : Jan 19, 2018, 3:40 pm IST

His family members did try to stop him, but Karu didn’t listen to anyone as eating mud became an addiction.

His habit may be a result of pica syndrome (Photo: Pixabay)
 His habit may be a result of pica syndrome (Photo: Pixabay)

It’s quite normal for people to have a craving for specific foods and different people across the world have different preferences. But stories about bizarre and much more severe fixations have been reported in the past few years that can come across as shocking.

In a similar shocking account, a man from Jharkhand is claiming that he needs to feed on mud for survival. The 100-year-old man started eating mud as a child and it soon developed into a daily activity for him.

 

Karu Paswan said that it was poverty that drove him to start consuming mud when he was 11-years-old. His family members did try to stop him, but Karu didn’t listen to anyone as eating mud became an addiction.

But no matter how revolting and weird his food habits may seem, Karu is still healthy at the age of 100. His habit may be a result of pica syndrome which causes people to gorge on different inedible things like hair and chalk.

Tags: health, eating mud, addiction