NEW DELHI: Meet the Indian man hoping to find fame and fortune by showcasing his unusual appetite for eating bricks.
Pakkirappa Hunagundi suffers from a rare eating disorder and says he is addicted to eating only bricks, gravel and mud. ‘I only like mud and bricks, nothing else,’ he told Barcroft TV.
The 30-year-old became hooked on devouring non-edible objects after first developing the acquired taste when he was 10-years-old.
For 20 years he has consumed up to three kilos of debris a day, including mud and gravel, he finds lying around his village in Karnataka.
‘I will eat it because it is my habit. I need it every day. I can’t stop. ‘My mother asks me not to eat it, but I won’t stop. Even if you give me fried chicken, I want mud at any cost.’
It is believed he suffers from a condition known as Pica, the persistent eating of non-food items with no nutritional value.