1. Post #1
    Dennab
    April 2012
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    A Virginia woman who eats rocks said she enjoys their earthy flavour and they help her iron deficiency.

    Teresa Widener, 45, has a rare behavioural condition called pica, which makes those afflicted crave objects that are not food, the US ABC Network reports.

    Clinical social worker Dr Jordana Mansbacher said people with pica would eat just about anything including carpet, wood and even metal.

    Ms Widener said she has anaemia and eating rocks helps her iron deficiency.

    But she admits she would eat them even if she wasn't anaemic and has been doing so for 20 years.

    "I like that it has an earthy flavour," Ms Widener said.

    Sometimes she likes to suck the dirt off the rocks.

    On other occasions she smashes them up with a hammer and eats the jagged shards. The end pieces are her favourite.

    While claiming she eats rocks to treat her anaemia Ms Widener admits there is a deep emotional attachment.

    "When I need these they'll be there for me. If I'm upset or whatever," she said.

    "If I know that I have some at my house I feel better, just knowing they're there."
    Source: http://news.ninemsn.com.au/world/847...lp-her-anaemia

    I know something that's hard and she can still put in her mouth, if you know what I mean.
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  2. Post #2
    Dennab
    December 2011
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    She smashes rocks with a hammer, then eats the jagged shards?

    Question, how the fuck is she still alive?

    In fact, even better, never mind her fucking digestive tract...

    How the fuck does she still have a fucking arsehole after shitting out rocks all the time?
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    On other occasions she smashes them up with a hammer and eats the jagged shards.
    Woah woah woah, how is her digestive system still in one piece?

  4. Post #4
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    Chickens eat rocks to help mash up food in their digestive system from what I remember. I'd expect rocks/pebbles to not do too much differently if a person ate them too.
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  5. Post #5
    Dennab
    December 2011
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    Chickens eat rocks to help mash up food in their digestive system from what I remember. I'd expect rocks/pebbles to not do too much differently if a person ate them too.
    Yeah but those are little round smooth rocks that grind the food up, herbivorous dinosaurs done the same, not sharp jagged shards.
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    Yeah, i know a few people with pica, they eat chalk and stuff.
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  7. Post #7
    Dennab
    December 2011
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    Yeah, i know a few people with pica, they eat chalk and stuff.
    You know some pretty fucking weird people man.
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  8. Post #8
    The Union Jack would look a shit ton better with a Hammer and Sickle in the middle of it
    Bobie's Avatar
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    Woah woah woah, how is her digestive system still in one piece?
    it would probably make sense to smooth the rocks before you eat them otherwise internal bleeding

  9. Post #9
    Dennab
    December 2011
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    It would also probably make sense to just not eat rocks.

    Just throwing that radical idea out there.
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    It would also probably make sense to just not eat rocks.

    Just throwing that radical idea out there.
    Imagine if rocks contained daily vitamins and shit, that would be fucking scary.
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  11. Post #11
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    October 2007
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    Stomach has acid, you know that guys, right?

    when you drop acid on rock, aggressive reaction starts...

    Edited:

    whoa acid rock, must look that on youtube

    Edited:

    here

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  12. Post #12
    Dennab
    December 2011
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    DO you know how weakly most rock reacts with acid?
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    My dad used to do the same thing. He'd specifically go out and look for smaller, smoother rocks and ones that were easy to chew. After a while he started taking iron supplements I believe and that sorta curved his craving.

    That and he started to damage his teeth a little. Crazy habit I say.
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    Silly human, you're not an herbivore mammal in need of gastrolithes! You're not even capable of digesting cellulose!
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  15. Post #15
    Dennab
    December 2011
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    My dad used to do the same thing. He'd specifically go out and look for smaller, smoother rocks and ones that were easy to chew. After a while he started taking iron supplements I believe and that sorta curved his craving.

    That and he started to damage his teeth a little. Crazy habit I say.
    I'm sorry but there is no such thing as easy to chew rock, that's a fast track to having no teeth.
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  16. Post #16
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    Well... people eat metal (as in keys, bolts, knuts and shit) so I don't even care.

    Chillies have iron in them, and they ain't hard to down :-)

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    rocks contain many good minerals.
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  18. Post #18
    Dennab
    December 2011
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    rocks contain many good minerals.
    Do you know what else has lots of good minerals?

    Food.
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  19. Post #19
    The Union Jack would look a shit ton better with a Hammer and Sickle in the middle of it
    Bobie's Avatar
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    Do you know what else has lots of good minerals?

    Food.
    if you haven't noticed, pica is a behavioural condition. for those who dont know what that means, it is;

    "A condition that affects the way a person behaves, such as Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS)"

    people with pica cannot control whether or not they so desire to eat rocks. whether or not you consider them "fucking weird" (there are much stranger people on this planet) is irrelevant. they have no say in developing the condition and they are for the most part incurable.

    she admits she would eat them even if she wasn't anaemic and has been doing so for 20 years.
    stop trying so hard to be a twat in this thread.
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  20. Post #20
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    She smashes rocks with a hammer, then eats the jagged shards?

    Question, how the fuck is she still alive?

    In fact, even better, never mind her fucking digestive tract...

    How the fuck does she still have a fucking arsehole after shitting out rocks all the time?
    Could you imagine the sounds that would come from the bathroom?
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  21. Post #21
    Dennab
    December 2011
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    if you haven't noticed, pica is a behavioural condition. for those who dont know what that means, it is;

    "A condition that affects the way a person behaves, such as Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS)"

    people with pica cannot control whether or not they so desire to eat rocks. whether or not you consider them "fucking weird" (there are much stranger people on this planet) is irrelevant. they have no say in developing the condition and they are for the most part incurable.



    stop trying so hard to be a twat in this thread.
    Here's another idea, why the fuck hasn't she went to a doctor to get help for it? It's definitely having a massive negative effect on her digestive systems?

    Just because it's a behavioural condition doesn't mean she can't get help man.

    Edited:

    Could you imagine the sounds that would come from the bathroom?
    Talk about pebbledash after every shit.
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  22. Post #22
    The Union Jack would look a shit ton better with a Hammer and Sickle in the middle of it
    Bobie's Avatar
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    Here's another idea, why the fuck hasn't she went to a doctor to get help for it? It's definitely having a massive negative effect on her digestive systems?

    Just because it's a behavioural condition doesn't mean she can't get help man.

    Edited:



    Talk about pebbledash after every shit.
    for her to be diagnosed with the condition i'd imagine she'd have had to have visited a doctor, otherwise how would you even know about this to write an article on it? and i don't see where in the article it says its having a 'massive negative effect' on her digestive systems

    please elaborate as to what help she would get for pica specifically.

  23. Post #23
    Dennab
    December 2011
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    Psychological help, specifically to try and behaviourally condition her to not eat rocks, and it's gonna have a bad effect cause she eats sharp jagged rock, any dumbass can tell that is a fucking bad idea.
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    if you haven't noticed, pica is a behavioural condition. for those who dont know what that means, it is;

    "A condition that affects the way a person behaves, such as Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS)"
    ADD doesn't exist.
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    Psychological help, specifically to try and behaviourally condition her to not eat rocks, and it's gonna have a bad effect cause she eats sharp jagged rock, any dumbass can tell that is a fucking bad idea.
    People swallow swords too so I'm not sure it's worth caring about the damage done when she's addicted.

  26. Post #26
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    Psychological help, specifically to try and behaviourally condition her to not eat rocks, and it's gonna have a bad effect cause she eats sharp jagged rock, any dumbass can tell that is a fucking bad idea.
    restrictive treatments tend to only work with those that can be conditioned easily, i.e children. If it were a notable point mentioning in the article, internal bleeding and problems with the digestive system have relatively quick symptoms, and would therefore be mentioned in the article. There are forms of pica which are dangerous to the person who inherits or gains the condition but if it were worth mentioning in the article i'm sure the journalist would have thought to add it.
    not to mention that this is of developmental cause, as she developed it directly from anaemia, and has been doing so over 20 years. She specifically enjoys eating rocks and if it poses no threat to her health for now, why would she ever even consider paying out of her ass for an overpriced american healthcare program? especially to find that the situation that shes in has a far less chance of success statistically

    ADD doesn't exist.
    i'd like to know where you got that idea from lol...

  27. Post #27
    Dennab
    December 2011
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    People swallow swords too so I'm not sure it's worth caring about the damage done when she's addicted.
    People who swallow swords risk puncturing their gullet, so that's dangerous as hell as well and I wouldn't advise anyone to do so unless they had a death wish, and if she's addicted to eating rocks thats a preatty good reason for her to get help.

    Edited:

    restrictive treatments tend to only work with those that can be conditioned easily, i.e children. If it were a notable point mentioning in the article, internal bleeding and problems with the digestive system have relatively quick symptoms, and would therefore be mentioned in the article. There are forms of pica which are dangerous to the person who inherits or gains the condition but if it were worth mentioning in the article i'm sure the journalist would have thought to add it.
    not to mention that this is of developmental cause, as she developed it directly from anaemia, and has been doing so over 20 years. She specifically enjoys eating rocks and if it poses no threat to her health for now, why would she ever even consider paying out of her ass for an overpriced american healthcare program? especially to find that the situation that shes in has a far less chance of success statistically



    i'd like to know where you got that idea from lol...
    Dude, she's gonna eat a bit of rock, and it's gonna puncture her fucking stomach, I am willing to bet both my testicles on that.
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  28. Post #28
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    I won't admit to some things but the most innocent one is my pagophagia.

  29. Post #29
    The Union Jack would look a shit ton better with a Hammer and Sickle in the middle of it
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    People who swallow swords risk puncturing their gullet, so that's dangerous as hell as well and I wouldn't advise anyone to do so unless they had a death wish, and if she's addicted to eating rocks thats a preatty good reason for her to get help.

    Edited:



    Dude, she's gonna eat a bit of rock, and it's gonna puncture her fucking stomach, I am willing to bet both my testicles on that.
    well yes, the chances of puncturing vital organs when eating sharp objects is extremely high, but the description in the article of how small these jagged rocks are/ how often she does it/ how she processes them is so vague that neither of us could really tell what actually happens.
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  30. Post #30
    Dennab
    December 2011
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    Well it says sharp jagged shards, so I imagine a sharp jagged shard which would seriously just wreck your organs.

  31. Post #31
    Dennab
    April 2010
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    Pica is Slovakian for cunt or pussy.
    I just can't hold it, while I'm reading this thread.
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    I know something that's hard and she can still put in her mouth, if you know what I mean.
    Do you still?
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    She smashes rocks with a hammer, then eats the jagged shards?

    Question, how the fuck is she still alive?

    In fact, even better, never mind her fucking digestive tract...

    How the fuck does she still have a fucking arsehole after shitting out rocks all the time?
    Probably something like

    "Shitting fountains of blood, but then it scabs over so thickly that her asshole is literally made of leather"
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  34. Post #34
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    Instead of jagged shards of rocks couldn't you just... y'know. Grind them to dust? Probably easier for your organs.

  35. Post #35
    Dennab
    December 2011
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    Instead of jagged shards of rocks couldn't you just... y'know. Grind them to dust? Probably easier for your organs.
    That would probably be even worse, stone dust is fucking mad abrasive, it would be like sanding your insides.
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  36. Post #36
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    Pica sounds like it would be something in one of those Japanese horror mangas.

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    this rock

    it was made for me
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  38. Post #38
    SCREAMS 4 DA FURRY PORN
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    Sometimes she likes to suck the dirt off the rocks
    Sexy

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    Hullu V3's Avatar
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    She eats rocks and shits out bricks.

    Now that's hardcore.
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  40. Post #40
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    There was this guy who ate METAL things like whole bikes.