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Pakistani man eats leaves for 25 years, never falls ill
The Indian Express ^ | Saturday, April 22, 2017 | PTI

Posted on 04/22/2017 10:08:44 AM PDT by Jyotishi

"Eating wood and leaves has become my habit now," Butt was quoted as saying.

Lahore - A man in Pakistan's Punjab province has been surviving on fresh leaves and wood for the last 25 years and has never fallen ill. Mehmood Butt, 50, who hails from Gujranwala district in Punjab province, started eating on leaves at the age of 25 as he had no work and could not afford a basic meal. "There was too much poverty in my family. Everything was beyond limit and it was very difficult for me to get a meal, so I thought it is better to eat wood rather than begging on a street," Butt said.

"Eating wood and leaves has become my habit now," Butt was quoted as saying by 'The News International'. Years later, as he took up work and could afford meals, he found himself strangely keen on maintaining his unique eating practice, the report said. Butt, who earns Rs 600 a day by transporting things from one place to another on his donkey cart, has never fallen ill and is always looking to consume fresh wood and leaves.

He said wood from Banyan, Tali and Suck Chain trees were his favourites. "He has never visited a doctor or any hospital. We are shocked how can a person not fall ill despite eating wood all these years," his neighbour Ghulam Mohammad said. "He will stop his cart on the roadside anytime and will eat fresh tree branches," Mohammad said. Butt is popular in his area for his eating habits as people see him munching leaves but never taking ill, the report said.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: diet; food; health; medicine; trees; vegan; vegetarian; weird; wood
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He must have sawtooth teeth for chewing wood.
1 posted on 04/22/2017 10:08:44 AM PDT by Jyotishi
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The North Koreans may want to interview him.


2 posted on 04/22/2017 10:13:11 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (Every time a toilet flushes,another liberal gets his brains.)
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Mehmood Butt-Melmood must mean splinter.


3 posted on 04/22/2017 10:14:10 AM PDT by o-n-money (We should rename California to Newer Mexico.)
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To: Jyotishi

Seems that would be a very high fiber diet.


4 posted on 04/22/2017 10:15:59 AM PDT by boycott
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My butt would be in a “meh” mood too if all I ate was leaves and wood.


5 posted on 04/22/2017 10:16:29 AM PDT by ameribbean expat
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To: Jyotishi

I’ve seen people live on McDonald’s, beer, and soft drinks and be healthy at 50. Now if you’re stilling pulling it off at 70, that would be impressive.


6 posted on 04/22/2017 10:16:33 AM PDT by Our man in washington
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To: Jyotishi

I bet he falls allot.


7 posted on 04/22/2017 10:19:00 AM PDT by DainBramage
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To: DainBramage

Only late in the year


8 posted on 04/22/2017 10:20:30 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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Years later, as he took up work and could afford meals, he found himself strangely keen on maintaining his unique eating practice, the report said.

At least spring for a bottle of salad dressing, dude. Live a little!
9 posted on 04/22/2017 10:21:26 AM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: Jyotishi

Remember Euell Gibbons?


10 posted on 04/22/2017 10:24:45 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (The Civil Rights movement compared content of their character to skin color and chose the latter)
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“...Suck Chain trees were his favourites.”

They taste like you’re just sucking on a chain and THOSE are among his favorites?????

I wonder about his dental health.


11 posted on 04/22/2017 10:26:59 AM PDT by ransomnote
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People eat plants and survive?

Unbelievable.

12 posted on 04/22/2017 10:28:45 AM PDT by AmusedBystander (The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next)
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I hope the Good Earth restaurant gives him some certificates for his continued business!


13 posted on 04/22/2017 10:30:45 AM PDT by MNDude (God is not a Republican, but Satan is certainly a Democratt)
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Seriously, I’d like to know his Body Mass Index. Bet it’s less than 15.


14 posted on 04/22/2017 10:35:10 AM PDT by upchuck (Rhetoric is only the lubricant of power. The real goal of power is always power. ~ D. Greenfield)
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To: AmusedBystander

Don’t confuse surviving with living!


15 posted on 04/22/2017 10:35:16 AM PDT by null and void (Drain the swamp! Get rid of the mosque-itoes!)
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If a tree falls in the forest and no one is there to eat it...........


16 posted on 04/22/2017 10:37:40 AM PDT by umgud
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17 posted on 04/22/2017 10:38:48 AM PDT by SkyDancer (You know they invented wheelbarrows to teach FAA inspectors to walk on their hind legs.)
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If his fresh leaves and wood are so good why didn’t collect more and sell them ?


18 posted on 04/22/2017 10:40:06 AM PDT by butlerweave
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To: freedumb2003

LOL. “There are many edible parts to the oak tree.” Euell Gibbons.


19 posted on 04/22/2017 10:43:07 AM PDT by JimSEA
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Is that a warning to Mehmood that Bear Grylls is coming to Pakistan? lol


20 posted on 04/22/2017 10:43:26 AM PDT by TigersEye (Make up my mind, NBC,CBS,CNN,ABC. What are the "facts" today?)
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