The majority of the addictions on this list were showcased on TLC’s My Strange Addiction, which I’ve probably seen every single episode of. I guess my "bizarre addiction" is my addiction to My Strange Addiction.
This was kind of a sad story. Casie’s husband died a few months before filming. She had him cremated, and when she was transferring his ashes from a cardboard box into an urn some got on her hands. She said she “didn’t want to just wipe him away, so I just licked it off my fingers.” That’s what started her addiction to eating to husband’s ashes. She also caries around her husband’s ashes everywhere with her, like out shopping and to the movies. Hopefully she stopped her behavior while there were still some ashes left.
This wasn’t on My Strange Addiction, but it was another TLC series called Freaky Eaters. This is one of the addictions that I can totally get, as I love me some cheesy potatoes. But that’s all that Kelly eats and she can eat 8,000 calories worth of cheesy potatoes every day. Shockingly, she’s been eating just cheesy potatoes for 30 years! In the show, she was persuaded to try a Brussel sprout and she threw up and cried.
I kind of get this one too. Lisa is addicted to grooming her cat … with her tongue. She licks the fur directly off her cat like a mama cat would (maybe it’s a great bonding experience). She said she doesn’t lick her butt or paws though. When she’s not licking the fur directly off her cat, Lisa will gather clumps of fur around the house to munch on.
Riley first started wearing diapers (for the second time) when she was 13-years-old. Then that progressed into using pacifiers and sleeping in her adult-sized crib. It’s probably not very healthy, but who doesn’t love to regress every now and again?
Well, this one may be the most disgusting addiction on this list. Keyshia loves smelling, sucking and chewing on used diapers. The more soiled the diaper, the better. If they diaper isn’t soaked in pee, she isn’t interested. She’d get the used diapers from friends and strangers and carry them around with her everywhere.
That’s not a glass of beer Carrie is sipping. It’s a glass of her own piss. Carrie is addicted to drinking her own pee. She thinks it’s good for her. Carrie is a cancer survivor and she thinks that drinking pee is what is keeping her in remission. She not only drinks it, she washes her eyes with it, rubs it on her skin and irrigates her nasal cavity with it.
Trina is obsessed with coffee enemas. Her husband Mike was grossed out by it at first but apparently the addiction is contagious. The couple probably give themselves 100 coffee enemas a month, each! Funny enough, they don’t drink coffee, but they love squirting it up their butts.
This guy is more morbid than Edgar Allan Poe. Louis Squarisi from Brazil is addict to funerals. After the death of his father in 1983, Squarisi became obsessed with funerals. He even quit his job so he could dedicate all his time to going to funerals. Every morning he checks the obituaries and calls local hospitals to find out who died. But this guy isn’t alone in his addiction. There is a Funeral Addicts Anonymous.
This woman is a human termite. Nicole is literally destroying her house by ripping apart the drywall to eat it. It started with a bite of some chalk and then she realized that she liked the taste of drywall better. She now eats three square feet of drywall a week.
They call him Mr. Glass. I’m just kidding, his name is Josh. But he is addicted to eating glass. He literally takes bites out of wine glasses. He mainly does it at parties to show off in front of his friends. Oh, and he likes to eat bullets, too.
I’ve seen my fair share of people with white powder on their nose, but this isn’t what you think it is. Jaye may look like she has a raging cocaine problem, but that’s not snuff she’s sniffing … it’s baby powder. She estimates that she’s snorted over 1,000 pounds of baby powder in her lifetime.
This woman fancies herself a real vampire. Instead of waking up with a cup of coffee, she’ll pour some pig’s blood into her mug in the morning. She prefers pig’s blood to cow’s blood because she says pig’s blood tastes saltier. She thinks that she’s drank over 1,000 gallons of blood since she began this obsession. She says that she tries to drink as much human blood as she can too.
When most people see bees, they screech like a child and go running for cover. Well, that’s not Margaret. She willingly stings herself about 15 to 20 times a day. She keeps beehives in her backyard and she encourages the bees to sting her by squeezing them between tweezers and pressing them against her skin. She thinks the bee stings help her sex life. Sadly, every time a bee stings Margaret for her addiction it dies.
Yeah, we’ve all heard about guys being obsessed with their cars, but this guy is absolutely addicted. Nathaniel is in a “serious relationship” with his car. He even openly admits to having sex with the car, who he has named “Chase.” Yes, Chase is a boy, so I suppose Nathaniel is in a homosexual relationship with his car. He buys Chase gifts and even makes out with his front bumper.
I’m really surprised this woman’s teeth aren’t more f***ed up. Teresa loves eating rocks. She’s eaten about 3,000 lbs. of rocks since her addiction began. Teresa, like others with strange non-nutritive eating addictions in this list, has Pica. Some medical professionals also think that Teresa might be low on iron, and is thus drawn to eating rocks. Who knows. She hasn’t suffered any serious medical issues so far.