#1 Posted by Sexy Merc (42076 posts) - - Show Bio

Mother-of-five Adele Edwards, from Florida, is addicted to another kind of snack - the suite kind, which most people normally just sit on to eat their dinner.

Ms Edwards apparently loves chomping on household items - such as elastic bands and rubbers.


However, her biggest weakness is snacking on the polyester stuffing in her sofa.

Shockingly, during the course of her lifetime, Ms Edwards believes she has eaten her way through eight settees and five chairs, consuming almost 16 stone of cushion in the process.

Doctors have warned the 30-year-old mum that her addiction could kill her, but she just can't stop herself.

They said Ms Edwards has a disorder called Pica, where sufferers often eat inedible items.

She even had to have emergency treatment recently, so chunks of foam could be taken out of her intestines.

Ms Edwards said: 'I was ten years old when I was first introduced to cushion.

'At first, I thought it was strange but, after sucking it for a while, I came to like the texture.'

The mum said from that point on, she began eating cushions quite regularly and would frequently swallow chunks 'as though it was candy floss'.

'It sounds strange but, to me, foam tasted like sweets.'

While Ms Edwards' craving sounds fairly extreme, the condition could actually affect her in worse ways.

According to the Challenging Behaviour Foundation website, some people with the disorder consume cigarette butts and even faeces.

 
http://www.metro.co.uk/news/859674-woman-is-addicted-to-eating-sofas
#2 Posted by castleking (24119 posts) - - Show Bio

her parents should have curbed her abnormal behavior with some behavior modification tactics

#3 Posted by goldenshot80 (7349 posts) - - Show Bio
Shes mental!!
#4 Posted by Aqua11500 (2647 posts) - - Show Bio

O_o 
 
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#5 Posted by King Saturn (224426 posts) - - Show Bio
she is like a real life Kirby ( video game character )... 
#6 Posted by Shanana (53072 posts) - - Show Bio

A picture would have done it for me

#7 Posted by Matezoide2 (15994 posts) - - Show Bio
@King Saturn said:
" she is like a real life Kirby ( video game character )...  "
LMFAO
#8 Posted by Mercy_ (92843 posts) - - Show Bio

It's called a disorder for a reason.

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#9 Posted by hydrabob--defunct (14860 posts) - - Show Bio

how many calories are in a sofa?

#10 Posted by Darkseid Elite (8424 posts) - - Show Bio

Love mah women with a big appetite. 
 
   
#11 Posted by JediXMan (30902 posts) - - Show Bio

I saw this on Discovery Channel once.

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#12 Posted by Nefarious (21243 posts) - - Show Bio

Wow, that is....wow.

#13 Posted by Renee (10289 posts) - - Show Bio

Sounds tastey.

#14 Posted by _Muse (186 posts) - - Show Bio

Whaaaa???

#15 Posted by texasdeathmatch (13171 posts) - - Show Bio

Reminds me of an episode of Strange Addictions

#16 Posted by Mr. Mercury (19633 posts) - - Show Bio

  

#17 Posted by Edamame (28280 posts) - - Show Bio
@hydrabob said:
" how many calories are in a sofa? "
Sofas are very nutritious. As a matter of fact, one can get a lot of protein and calcium from eating sofas.
#18 Posted by drkhwk2001 (4433 posts) - - Show Bio

I bet her breathe smells like ass.............................

#19 Posted by Britt601 (456 posts) - - Show Bio

Right along the lines of the girl who spent the better part of her life eating her hair and the other chick who found tissue to be...delicious. 
 
NO JOKE! This sh*t really happened!

#20 Posted by Edamame (28280 posts) - - Show Bio
@drkhwk2001 said:
" I bet her breathe smells like ass............................. "
LOL
#21 Posted by JediXMan (30902 posts) - - Show Bio
@texasdeathmatch said:
" Reminds me of an episode of Strange Addictions "
That's what this is.
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#22 Posted by sesquipedalophobe (4761 posts) - - Show Bio

Sounds like an expensive date, but to be on the safe side I would take her to Bed, Bath & Beyond for lunch.

#23 Posted by OmegaDynasty (9190 posts) - - Show Bio

I remember a story about a woman who ate dirt. This one goes up there with that story. lol

#24 Posted by SC (13203 posts) - - Show Bio

So she likes a little cushion for the pushin into her mouth, munch on some sofa, go down on polyester like a champ, chase the chaise, eat from the couch conch, throw back more Futon than Takeru Kobayashi, ride the Ottoman express, drink from the leather cup, slip in the Klippan, I don't think we should judge her. At least not in public like this. I am sure we all have our weird and peculiar habits...  
 
 
@sesquipedalophobe:  Win! 

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#25 Posted by thehummingbird (3380 posts) - - Show Bio
@sesquipedalophobe:  
 
 
You say the most amazing things all the time XD I agree and to Ikea for dinner....
#26 Posted by Shadow_Thief (2509 posts) - - Show Bio

You know, with all the food that's been dropped into mine over the years, it'd probably be pretty tasty...

#27 Posted by FadeToBlackBolt (23334 posts) - - Show Bio

 Truth be told, I feel bad for the woman, but here's the obligatory smarmy and cruel image to summarise the story; 
 

 

#28 Posted by Billy Batson (58143 posts) - - Show Bio

Heard this already (probably)

#29 Posted by The_Assassin_ (17446 posts) - - Show Bio

I saw a thing a guy that liked eating metal, I don't remember the exact list but he ate: Several Bicycles, like $200 in spare change, some other stuff... oh and a Cessna (small plane)

#30 Posted by TheGoldenOne (38849 posts) - - Show Bio
@drkhwk2001 said:
" I bet her breathe smells like ass............................. "
lol
#31 Posted by Mighty Max (460 posts) - - Show Bio

The Metro is aloud of rubbish. It's a paper they give out for free to people waiting at bustops which is full of outlandish stories.
 
The only good thing in it is the cartoon strip Nemi, which I'm sure SC would agree with.

#32 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29509 posts) - - Show Bio
@FadeToBlackBolt said:
"  Truth be told, I feel bad for the woman, but here's the obligatory smarmy and cruel image to summarise the story; 
 

 
"
OMFG GLUTTONY YAY FOR FMA REFERENCES :D
#33 Posted by spartan92 (2520 posts) - - Show Bio


 
#34 Posted by jeanlucpicard (1845 posts) - - Show Bio
@drkhwk2001 said:
"I bet her breathe smells like ass............................. "

LOL!!!! 
 
That video made me laugh though, who eats a sofa!?
#35 Posted by jeanlucpicard (1845 posts) - - Show Bio

Another thing I've noticed about these strange addications is that I never see them swallow always chewing and stuff but I don't see them swallow.
#36 Posted by MKF30 (11635 posts) - - Show Bio

Wow...that's like beyond sick lol. I've heard of another disease where people are addicted to eating their hair, paper and dirt. I just forget the names of them atm.

#37 Posted by Roxanne Starr (9093 posts) - - Show Bio
@jeanlucpicard: 
 
My dog likes chewing on dust bunnies, and yes...he swallows them.
#38 Posted by jeanlucpicard (1845 posts) - - Show Bio
@Roxanne Starr:
lol 
 
My cat used to eat rubber bands.
#39 Posted by Sparklykiss (67 posts) - - Show Bio

I remember when thinking this stuff was really bizarre. A woman in my state was discovered to be someone who abandoned her children so she could eat rocks. Mostly because of her drug addiction, she viewed the rocks as high class meals.

#40 Posted by Roxanne Starr (9093 posts) - - Show Bio
@jeanlucpicard said:
"@Roxanne Starr: lol  My cat used to eat rubber bands. "

Now that's dangerous!!! 
 
Rubber bands will kill those little critters.
#41 Posted by jeanlucpicard (1845 posts) - - Show Bio
@Roxanne Starr: 

He would always poop them out, he died of old age.
#42 Posted by mantoidx (1813 posts) - - Show Bio

Strange...