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Sand-eating grandma

Date 29 Sep 2006
Author The Editor

An Indian grandmother eats a kilo of sand a day to stay healthy, reveals Ram Rati is 80, and eats sand for breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea. "When young, I tried it for fun once," she explained. "Since then, I am used to it. My brothers and relatives pestered me to quit it but it was all in vain. I eat on an average around one or one-and-a-half kilos of sand per day." Her granddaughter Shikha said: "The doctor said if she has no health problems, let her eat. We think it suits her health."

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