Woman is hooked on eating sofas—and no, this is not an April Fool joke
Instead of having normal cravings for chocolate, ice cream or junk food, Adele Edwards is addicted to eating household items, such as rubbers and polyester filling from sofa cushions. Yes, it sounds ridiculous but the 30-year-old mother is suffering from a medical condition called Pica, where sufferers often eat non-food items. Edwards even had to have emergency treatment recently, so portions of foam could be taken out of her intestines.
From the The Daily Mirror:
Having munched her way through eight sofas and five chairs, she estimates that she’s digested nearly 16st of synthetic foam in her lifetime.
“I was 10 years old when I was first introduced to cushion,” explains Adele. “I was playing with my cousin when he peeled apart the sofa, picked off a piece of sponge and popped it into his mouth like it was bubble gum.
“At first, I thought it was strange but, after sucking it for a while, I came to like the texture.
Watch video of Adele eating couch cushion below: