Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Addendum the post about the market stall, below. The cement-looking stuff for sale was clay, for pregnant women to eat. The practice is called geophagy. Certain parrots do it, too. (IJQ.)


Blogger beckler said...

That's nuts! I have heard of pregnant women wanting to eat clay, but I didn't know that some of them actually did it!

9:28 PM  
Blogger josh said...

yeah esp. in the southern US. i guess there are certain kinds of clay that are more suitable than others.

3:02 PM  
Blogger whowantscake said...

yeah... and poor people in the south used to chew clay and dirt because, well, they were poor and couldn't afford food. doesn't hurt to stay in practice even if you're benchwarmer i guess.

4:28 AM  

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