Addiction: The compulsive urge to continue doing something regardless of its possible adverse results. Each human being is unique, with his tastes and fantasies. Some like to travel and others love to stay at home. From introverts to extroverts and everything in between, we learn to coexist through our likes and dislikes. When it comes to addictions, people have been known to indulge in things like drugs, coffee, or even social media. But you can mention your daily dependence on coffee to someone, and it won’t sound embarrassing.
Imagine meeting someone who says they are addicted to drinking their urine. Or another who would rather have a slice of their brick wall than a slice of pizza topped with lanai-grown pineapples. Yes, that’s what crazy addictions people have all over the world. Here’s a list of some of the weirdest things people have become addicted to.
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10 drink nail polish
In a world with a lot of drinks and shots, drinking nail polish is as weird as it gets! As crazy as it is, some people have come out to declare their love for drinking nail polish, each for various reasons. For example, instead of drinking water or a milkshake, Bertha drinks about five bottles of nail polish a day to quench her thirst. Others have claimed that drinking nail polish feels like warm milk, and they like the sensation the habit gives them in their throats.
Allison, another YouTube content creator, says she is addicted to drinking nail polish and stain remover. She drinks about seven gallons a week and has no intention of kicking the habit; of course, she now she is an addiction. As you probably know, nail polish contains toxic ingredients and is not suitable for human consumption.
9 eat ice cubes
People with unusual appetites are said to suffer from a form of pica. For example, people addicted to eating ice cubes suffer from a type of pica known as pagophagia. And yes, some people can’t function without taking a bucket of ice cubes. Usually associated with iron deficiency anemia, this habit has many side effects.
When a patient identified only as “Ice Eater” went to see her doctor, she complained of abdominal pain. Upon examination, her doctor discovered that she was anemic and that it was common for these patients to crave ice cubes. Although this addiction has a medical/scientific explanation, it affects very few people and is rare.
8 Drink blood, including human!
We have strange; then he is crazy strange; Michele, a tattoo artist, falls into this category. After his 19th birthday, the artist developed a strong urge to drink animal blood. She drinks a glass immediately after waking up to “start” her day. From cooking to snacking and everything in between, Michele drinks and uses blood at every opportunity! Do you want to know what her favorite “flavor” is? It’s pig’s blood. She prefers it because it is a little saltier than that of the cows. Who knows?
Obviously, it took a while for his family to accept his strange addiction. If she thinks she’s heard enough, she’s in for a surprise: Michele now drinks human blood whenever she can. She attributes her behavior to the fascination that she carries, not to culture, not to beliefs, just cravings!
7 Eating soap and laundry detergent
Tempest, a 19-year-old college student, is addicted to eating soap and detergent. In a video posted to YouTube, she claims that doing it helps her calm down when she’s stressed out from school work and other life issues. Her addiction began and gradually grew. She started craving the smell of soap and detergent.
After a while, she thought to herself: “If smelling such products gave you so much calm externally, how much more would you achieve internally if you started ingesting them?” She started by licking off a dab of laundry detergent. Soon, her cravings grew and she began to eat a handful. Before she knew it, she had become addicted, consuming about 100 bars of soap a year.
Soap and detergents contain bleaching compounds and chemicals that can cause massive bodily harm if ingested. Fortunately for Tempestt, she discussed her addiction with her friends and family and they convinced her to see a doctor. Although she still loves the smell of these products, she managed to stop her addiction to food and now she should be in a better place.
6 baby powder to inhale
Lisa Anderson is a 44-year-old woman with a strange addiction to smelling Johnson’s baby powder. In what started out as a pregnancy craving, Anderson initially loved the smell of baby powder. When the child arrived, her urge grew stronger and she began to eat it. The dependency on her became so strong that she, at one point, was consuming about a bottle a day.
In addition to the heavy dent her addiction takes on her pocketbook, Lisa explains that she goes to the bathroom about 40 times a day. This explains the adverse health effects of consuming baby powder.
5 eat glass
Josh is a stand-up actor who is addicted to eating glass. He claims that he started the habit when he read about it in a book. After the first taste, he felt that he was fine, and the need to continue pleasing increased. As an entertainer, Josh noticed that the more he ate glass in front of people, the more attention he received. Because people had gotten used to his glass-eating antics, Josh began swallowing bullets.
In a video, he claims that he has consumed over 30 of them and enjoys the attention he receives from them. At this point, it’s hard to tell if Josh is addicted to eating glass and swallowing bullets or the attention that comes with it.
4 hair pull
Kelsie Hanna, a 30-year-old woman, wakes up every day with a compulsive urge to pull her hair. She explains that the desire arises when she feels that one of her hair strands is full of ants or needles that need to be removed. In an attempt to find and eliminate the “culprit”, she pulls up a bunch of other threads.
Kelsie’s mother indicates that she first learned of her daughter’s strange addiction when she was five years old. She later discovered that Kelsie had a trash can full of hair, and it was then that she recognized the danger her daughter faced. Because this is not a common disorder, frequent doctor visits and therapies have not helped much. Growing up, Kelsie learned to manage her condition. She has shaved hair on all parts of her body except her head. She wears a wig whenever she wants to go out.
3 clay eating mask
Natasha, a 40-year-old woman from California, is addicted to eating clay face masks! She thinks they taste wonderful and it helps her calm down. For more than seven years, she has been so hooked on the products that she sometimes replaces her meals with them or eats them together. For her, it is her food that suits her addiction or not. She consumes up to a bottle a day, and those close to her are definitely concerned. Understandably, when she first broke the news to her boyfriend, he was shocked. Natasha has probably consumed over a ton of clay masks in the last seven years, but she’s unfazed.
In addition to affecting his life, his youngest son also feels like doing the same. At the request of her boyfriend, Natasha recently visited a doctor, had an X-ray and other tests, and guess what? She turned out fine. The doctor, however, recommended that she quit the addiction because there was a possibility that she could ingest parasites that could affect her health. However, being an addict for nearly a decade, her habit won’t go away quickly.
2 drink urine
There have been many debates about the health benefits of drinking personal urine, but the thought, healthy or not, makes many cringe. However, some people have implemented the concept as the debate continues. After discovering that there were no scientific treatment options for their ailments, several patients formed a group where they drank their own urine in the hope of being cured. One of the patients narrates that the habit helps him manage the eczema on his hands; he literally found a cure within himself.
Another member of the group claims that he has been drinking his urine since 1983. He not only drinks it, but also uses it to wipe his eyes and wash his face. Many of the group members also wet their feet in the urine. They say it makes your feet “lighter than air.”
1 eating a dead person
We all agree that eating a dead person is beyond weird, right? Apparently, for Cassie, that’s part of her daily routine. She carries her husband’s ashes and eats a potion at every opportunity. Cassie doesn’t leave her deceased lover behind, from grocery stores to restaurants to malls! She talks to him and cooks her favorite foods, and they watch her favorite shows together. Cassie believes these are acts of love, and she doesn’t see anything wrong with them.
They got married after dating for ten months, but her husband passed away after succumbing to a severe asthma attack. Her addiction started when some ashes spilled on her fingers, and since she didn’t have a cloth to clean them, she decided to lick herself clean. Little did she know that this would mark the beginning of a crazy addiction.
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