Tarrare, The Hungriest Man in History

Submitted by: daegog 3 weeks ago in Weird


History is not always pleasant.
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Male 796
chipmunk eggs?
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Male 17,643
I laughed at "TARRARE!?!"
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Male 8,668
Draculya Reminds me of the railway employee who could never be fired because;

He knows
What goes
In the steak tartare
The steak tartare in the restaurant car.

Wish I could remember who wrote that. 
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Male 1,022
The other other white meat, he broke the ultimate taboo there. Get in my bellllaaaayyyy!
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Male 44,403
mrteatime Ultimate taboo ?    He wore white after Labour Day?    OH MY F**KING GOD!
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Male 8,605
About halfway through this video, I found it hard to believe this story could be true. So I went over to Wikipedia to read the article there. To the best of my recollection, that is the only Wikipedia article I've ever read that caused me to exclaim, "Good God!"
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Female 8,441
squrlz4ever I wonder where the fork went?
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Male 8,605
madduck Ditto. That is surely one of the most curious final sentences in a Wikipedia article ever: "The fork was never found." It is positively begging for a short story or novel: Tarrare's Fork.

~Squrlz looks skyward for a few moments, contemplating the possibilities~
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Male 207
squrlz4ever and he had a Polish contemporary that defected to the French army for better rations. Although Charles Domery was never accused of eating a baby, his comrades had to wrestle him off a a human leg that was severed in battle.
What was going on in 18th century Europe?
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Female 8,441
elgabalo Prader-Willi?
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Male 8,668
madduck Taught a couple of kids with that syndrome, they weren't particularly malodorous but you had to prepare the room.Because it was a special needs school in a deprived area we kept basic food for kids who were just too hungry to concentrate; cereal, bread for toast, fruit, that sort of thing ( teachers paid for it themselves mostly but a later head put it into the budget.). He would fling himself at the cupboard and try to rive it open. If you had forgotten to lock it, he was in, cramming everything he could into his mouth.

 Both were non-verbal and with very impaired development and both needed a dedicated assistant to control their urge to eat anything, leading to tantrums.

So maybe our man had a variation of that but with the ability to "function" in the world. The ones I knew would always need a carer and very close supervision.
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Male 207
madduck as with Tartare, they only had a few of signs and symptoms of known disorders, mainly insatiable hunger, but we're otherwise "normal" (there's no mention of Domery having a god awful stank, but he wasn't aagainst tearing open the odd cat or two). So I'll have to side with the experts' diagnosis of damned-if-I-know.  o
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Male 44,403
Not the guy you want to say "eat me" to
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