Sometimes truth really is stranger than fiction. Or, as I like to say NF is stranger that F. In that vein, I thought I’d start a new little something. Everytime I learn something shocking but true, I’ll share it with you. And that might be quite often, because my life is kinda funny that way. Information loves me.
This might not be fresh news to those of us who have gone through pregnancies, as we’re warned about all kinds of random things. After buying one of my kittens a Hermione Granger styled wand at the new Harry Potter park at Universal I was then cursed to “Eat Slugs.” Repeatedly.
Which reminded me of a little something I came across awhile ago – an eating disorder called pica, in which the sufferer craves and eats non-nutritious substances (which is putting it nicely). Dirt, chalk, feces, paper… well, anything other than food.
Here’s the kicker – eating dirt isn’t necessarily a bad idea. Apparently it could possibly protect you from toxins, parasites and pathogens. On the other hand, you could be ingesting bacteria and / or worms at the same time.
I’m going to stick to taking vitamins.