Monday, 9 January 2006

Man Eats Plane

Man eats plane - and piles of other vehicles.

"...there is one man who has devoted his adult life to metal-eating on a grand scale... His name: Michel Lotito aka Monsieur Mangetout.

His major achievement to date: a Cessna 150 light aircraft. He started munching it in June 1978, and at a rate of a few snacks a day, finished it in 1980.

Lotito's remarkable eating habits began when he was a child. Mocked by other children because he has rickets, he came to win their admiration by chewing glass and proving his resistance to pain; he would invite them to beat him with bats and to stick needles into his body.

Even today, sidelines of his act include using his body as a dart board and letting his chest be punctured with staples. Lotito's technique is to cut objects into bite-size portions and to eat about 2 pounds of metal a day. He likes to first lubricate his digestive tract by drinking mineral oil, and then consume large quantities of water while he is eating.

Disbelieving doctors have frequently subjected Lotito to detailed examination, including X-ray, and have concluded that at least part of what he consumes is broken down by unusually powerful digestive juices. Specialists have also found that the linings of his stomach and intestines are twice as thick as average. As a result, while he can eat metal and other apparently indigestible objects, his digestive system does not cope efficiently with soft foodstuffs such as eggs and bananas.

In 1981 he was attacked and stabbed, receiving severe life threatening internal injuries. He underwent major surgery and recovered surprisingly quickly. Three weeks later he ate a robot.

Source for above is here
CNN article here


Craig said...

Go to this thread if you want to read more about eating planes.

There are believers and non-believers.

I choose to believe.

Mi55Murd3r said...

what the balls

OVERLORD said...

Well I recon it is good to get that much insoluble fibre LOL

Anonymous said...

I just don't get it

Anonymous said...

"I also just don't get it"
Said Anonymous #2

RoryJDixon said...

this guys name should be Geoff

kiko said...

No deffo called steve