Karu Paswan who is a 99-year-old resident of the Sahebganj district of Jharkhand has developed a strange habit of eating 1 kilogram of mud every day. This man who was born in the year of 1919, will be turning 100 years old next year and is absolutely fit and fine.
He claims that he is addicted to eating mud since the age of 11. And why did he develop this habit?
There is a reason behind this habit. Karu Paswan had the responsibility of feeding 10 children and he did not have any sort of resources so this is the reason he started eating mud, now he cannot stop himself from not having it! Unbelievable isn’t it?
This habit which the old man has developed is termed as ‘Pica Syndrome’ – it is such a syndrome where a person gets a habit of an appetite for substances which are of no nutritional value. Kids love eating mud for the same reason.
It is highly surprising to see that Paswan is fit even after eating mud. His eldest son Siya Ram Paswan, claims that they all have tried to stop him but his father does not listen to anyone and eats mud from here – there and everywhere!
What’s even more bizarre is that in the year of 2015 Karu Paswan was awarded by the Bihar’s Sabour Krishi Vidyalaya for this!
We cannot believe this, can you?
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