Michel Lotito Ate An Entire Airplane

Michel Lotito Ate An Entire Airplane

Lotito was nicknamed Monsieur Mangetout, which means "Mr. Eat-All" in French. He ate an estimated nine tons of metal over a period of 40 years, much of it ground into smaller, more digestible pieces. His stomach and intestines had a thick enough lining to tolerate his snacks of nails, glass, and metal, and he was able to turn his pica into a career in entertainment. He died in 2007 of natural causes-his death is presumed to be unrelated to his odd diet.

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Key Facts In This Video

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    On average, you produce 2–4 pints (about half of a gallon) of saliva every day. (0:45)

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    A human stomach can hold approximately 3–4 liters of content. (2:52)

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    Pica is a disorder that causes someone to crave non-food items. (4:10)

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