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Strange Food Addictions: Chalk, Cigarette Ashes, Drywall, and More (Video)

Once upon a time, a cable television network called TLC stood for The Learning Channel. It promised to bring educational and scientific programming designed to elevate our lives with the light of knowledge.

Problem is, no one watched thoughtful shows about the universe and medical breakthroughs. Then TLC started adding shows about women who have multiple children via in-vitro gone awry (Kate Plus 8), little people (The Little Couple), polygamists (Sister Wives), and people who collect many, many cats (Hoarding: Buried Alive).

Naturally, the American public was shocked and outraged delighted at the schlock insightful shows. Now, there are only so many people from arcane religious sects that have 19 children to feature, so TLC added a new show, My Strange Addiction.

Sure My Strange Addiction features people who dress like babies, collect dead things, and compulsively bathe in bleach. But we watch for the people who eat strange things. With that in mind, we're counting down the ten strangest food addictions featured on the show:

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times. She has been featured on Cooking Channel's Eat Street and Food Network's Great Food Truck Race. She won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature about what it's like to wait tables.
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