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Tempestt Henderson, a 19-year-old girl from Florida, has a rather peculiar addiction - she can't help eating soap bars and washing powder. There are worst things to be addicted to, but this has to be one of the strangest.


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Robert O (12)
Thursday March 24, 2011, 1:36 am
How unusual. I have heard about addictions like this though and wonder how harmful they will be to the person in the long run. Thanks.

Christoffer B (18)
Thursday March 24, 2011, 1:57 am
Women are weird :)

Noreen k-Potts (21)
Thursday March 24, 2011, 2:06 am
Woman are NOT weird! This is a disease like any other......the girl needs help.....;;;; that is all

Rita Quinn (0)
Thursday March 24, 2011, 2:27 am
Very strange and must do damage to her digestive system. I hope she gets help mentally and physically.

Christoffer B (18)
Thursday March 24, 2011, 2:28 am
I guess I should have written irony in huge capital letters for those of you who don't understand such humour.

Christoffer B (18)
Thursday March 24, 2011, 2:29 am
I wonder if her farts smell like flowers? :)

Walter Firth (45)
Thursday March 24, 2011, 2:34 am
Noted.Thanks for posting Aleksandra. I hope this poor little girl receives psychiatric treatment vey soon,some of the ingredients in soap can be toxic. She needs help fast.

Annick Letourneau (67)
Thursday March 24, 2011, 4:14 am
Need help for sure =)

KS Goh (0)
Thursday March 24, 2011, 5:29 am
Thanks for the article.

Maira Sun (34)
Thursday March 24, 2011, 6:29 am

Chavonne H (46)
Thursday March 24, 2011, 7:17 am
she must be lacking some type of nutrients and some how her body is seeking it through soap or thinking it's found it, like with me I eat ice all day long and I'm anemic. There's no iron in the ice but something about the taste and texture draws me to it.

Brenda Towers (0)
Thursday March 24, 2011, 9:06 am
She risks poisoning herself!!

Sue Stubbs (6)
Thursday March 24, 2011, 12:35 pm
sad and nothing to joke about she needs help

Beth Tatum (95)
Thursday March 24, 2011, 1:37 pm

Thursday March 24, 2011, 2:47 pm
She needs therapy and I hope she gets it so she can stay off the soap.
Pica is no joke, but with help she should be able to overcome it. There are better ways to deal with stress.

Carlene V (202)
Thursday March 24, 2011, 4:22 pm
Poor thing. Glad she got help.

Ellen G (0)
Thursday March 24, 2011, 4:56 pm
I used to care for a woman who had pica. The desire to eat the item in question is all they seem to think about. When I took her out I had to constantly be on the lookout for cigarette butts and get to them before she did or she would put them into her mouth. It is actually a horrible disease!

Romila Lal (9)
Thursday March 24, 2011, 6:05 pm
I think this a diese.

Thursday March 24, 2011, 11:04 pm
I tried for about half an hour , but my computer wouldn't let me get into this site. however, I hope that I am not saying something that the article has already said. I wonder if it could be that her body is desperately short of MAGNESIUM> I know that many soaps are full of magnesium. I Once read an article for a cure for leg cramp, which was to lather your legs up with soap before you went to bed, because the magnesium in the soap, was absorbed through your skin. I know that in animals, if they start to eat weird things, it is NORMALLY because their body is trying hard to get the missing element in the diet into it. For instance, goats will NOT eat anything and everything normally, unless they are really short of some minerals. I think this girl either needs the magnesium, or her body has become addicted to a certain poison that is in the soap. ( apparently you become addicted to the very things that you are allergic too sometimes, don't you?) Thanks for the bizzare post Aleksanda!

Jane R (105)
Friday March 25, 2011, 7:15 pm
Glad she finally sought medical help.

Dalia H (1280)
Friday March 25, 2011, 7:23 pm
Poor Girl. I'm Happy she found help.
GOD Bless Her.
Noted with many Thanks my Beloved Friend Aleksandar.
Much Love and Light,
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