In this episode of Half-Arsed History, discover the amusing and tragic adventures of Tarrare, a French man who had perhaps the most voracious appetite the world has ever seen, eating everything from his own bodyweight in meat to wood and rocks.
Note: This episode contains some rather puerile humour, and may not be appropriate for adults.
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Image: Meléndez, Luis Egidio. Still Life with Apples, Grapes, Melons, Bread, Jug and Bottle. Oil on canvas. Circa 1771. Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain. Via Wikimedia.