Expat Impressions of Life and Rebuilding after Civil Conflict
...to 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.)
posted by Josh Nice at Wednesday, June 14, 2006
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!
yeah esp. in the southern US. i guess there are certain kinds of clay that are more suitable than others.
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.
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