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Dirt Eaters Thread

 
 
roger
 
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Reply Thu 3 Apr, 2014 03:48 pm
@edgarblythe,
Oh, bentonite. It's also used as a facial mud. Often used in O&G drilling operations to help remove drill cuttings from the well bore.
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Linkat
 
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Reply Thu 3 Apr, 2014 03:50 pm
@edgarblythe,
When I was a kid I used to love to eat dirt/soil (the stuff in the ground in your back yard) and mud. Not "white dirt"just the regular stuff I would dig up in the back yard. I still can feel the gritty taste in my mouth. Not sure why I ate it, but I did enjoy it.

Never had a craving though since I was at least a teen -- not even when pregnant.

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Germlat
 
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Reply Thu 3 Apr, 2014 04:19 pm
@edgarblythe,
Makes sense to me
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bobsal u1553115
 
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Reply Thu 3 Apr, 2014 04:33 pm
Another really good post, Edgar.

I've heard that there was a rust caused wheat failure in the 20's - 30's. And this caused people in the south to rely on corn mush, grits and it caused to look for nutrients from non food sources.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 3 Apr, 2014 04:39 pm
@bobsal u1553115,
The wonder is, I did not eat even more dirt than I did.
roger
 
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Reply Thu 3 Apr, 2014 04:48 pm
@edgarblythe,
My sister once fixed me mud pies. I ate them. Then I ate some cherries right off the tree. She didn't tell me till too late that I would have cherry trees growing in my stomach.

Paraphrasing Roberta, sometime later I began to realize that some people are smarter than others.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 3 Apr, 2014 05:03 pm
@roger,
They used to tell me the same thing about watermelon seeds. I half believed it at first, but before long, I swallowed some seeds, to be contrary. In those days, the smaller watermelons were five for a dollar. You got three big ones for the same price.
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