159 - Tarrare, The Man Who Ate Anything

In France in the 18th Century there was a man known as Tarrare… and boy could he eat. By the age of seventeen he could eat his own weight in beef. An insatiable hunger led him to become a travelling performer, eating everything from snakes to stones to golden forks. A very funny but sometimes gross story, probably don’t listen to this one whilst eating.

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REFERENCES AND FURTHER READING:

https://allthatsinteresting.com/tarrare

https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/UsefulNotes/Tarrare

https://www.avclub.com/meet-the-man-who-couldn-t-stop-eating-1823720605

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20161014-the-man-who-couldnt-stop-eating

https://qz.com/916970/tarrare-the-bizarre-story-of-a-frenchman-who-ate-a-quarter-of-a-cow-daily-and-never-gained-weight/

https://munchies.vice.com/en_us/article/qkx7bb/if-youre-eating-fresh-puppy-hearts-you-definitely-have-an-eating-disorder

http://mentalfloss.com/article/66508/tarrare-greatest-glutton-all-time

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