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.