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the man who ate an airplane

January 2nd, 2009 · 20 Comments

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Stuffed with turkey, pie, and all sorts of yummy holiday foodstuffs, I’ve been a little delinquent with my posting lately. Some good friends are in from overseas, so I haven’t had much time to write, and I likely won’t be posting regularly until next week, when I finally collapse in a festive heap of post-Christmas bloatedness. To tide you over until then, here’s one I’ve been meaning to post for a while now.

Until he died in 2007, France’s Michel Lotito had eaten two pounds of metal every day for more than 40 years, and he still holds the Guinness record for the world’s “strangest diet.” To cement his title, he dismantled a 1,111-pound Cessna 150 airplane and ate it — piece by piece — over two years.

Apparently though, bananas and hard-boiled eggs made him sick to his stomach.

From the Telegraph:

His diet since 1966 included 18 bicycles, 15 supermarket trolleys, seven TV sets, six chandeliers, two beds, a pair of skis, a low-calorie Cessna light aircraft and a computer. He is said to have provided the only example in history of a coffin (handles and all) ending up inside a man. By October 1997, he had eaten nearly nine tons of metal

According to the truly strange people over at Wrongtown — apparently quoting a CNN article that no longer exists — he nearly died after being attacked and stabbed in 1981. “He underwent major surgery and recovered surprisingly quickly,” they report. “Three weeks later he ate a robot.”

If you like, you can watch Lotito eat a wine glass, a light bulb and a bicycle here.

Image via Travel Nooks.

Tags: curio · food · holy crap · whatnot

20 responses so far ↓

  • 1 sam // Feb 10, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    Man, I thought the atkins diet was hard.

  • 2 Lee // Jun 11, 2009 at 10:45 am

    What a waste of stuff, nub

  • 3 Nicole // Sep 5, 2009 at 6:45 am

    I don’t understand this

  • 4 harry // Sep 5, 2009 at 6:44 pm

    i have a push bike here would you like 2 come down an eat it

  • 5 Nam Nguyen // Feb 25, 2010 at 10:20 am

    Does his ass get drenched from the tidal wave after his first turd?

  • 6 ben // Dec 11, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    This man is my hero!

  • 7 skeeter // May 10, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    DAM THIS GUY IS BEAST

  • 8 Dan // Jun 10, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    This is quite strange

  • 9 Dan // Jun 10, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    It is flabagasting

  • 10 fahad raba // Jun 25, 2011 at 11:52 am

    what an ass hole

  • 11 ssebuufu asad // Jun 25, 2011 at 11:58 am

    its amaizing!!!!!!!!!

  • 12 ronnie // Jun 25, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    sory 4 his death

  • 13 richie // Jun 27, 2011 at 1:45 am

    Am wondering, how did he manage to chew these metal, what kind of teeth…..

  • 14 Truck Driving Games // Jun 27, 2011 at 10:08 am

    Strange Man.

  • 15 cc // Jul 20, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    I’m getting hungry. Hmmm… this computer’s looking pretty good… (should I unplug it first?)

  • 16 MPUNGU. SAMUEL // Jul 27, 2011 at 5:23 am

    I think that guy was not human and abnormal….

  • 17 fahad // Jul 29, 2011 at 11:00 am

    the guy is hot

  • 18 fahad // Jul 29, 2011 at 11:02 am

    the ass hole is large

  • 19 Luth Mookbreaker // Aug 30, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    wow. yeay right.

  • 20 butt hole // Nov 29, 2011 at 10:31 am

    this guy is an a hole

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