She Drinks Gasoline

TLC has another episode of “My Strange Addiction” and while I can’t get past the idea that people do this stupid stuff just to get on TV, I have to admit this is right there with eating rocks (a previous feature on the show).

Shannon drinks gasoline.  Not sure why, but she’s up to a reported 12 teaspoons worth a day and has consumed about five gallons in the last year.

Gas is toxic and can cause all sorts of issues, and Shannon admits that it tingles and burns the back of her throat, but then it “makes me feel good”.  She either licks the cap of the gas can or actually drinks straight from the big red, plastic tank.

(peet: the issue of her resulting farts was not addressed)

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