Hey, It’s been a while since we checked in on TLC’s “My Strange Addiction.” Who’s the freak of the week?
The series finale [on Sunday] featured a woman who is so close to the memory of her late husband that she eats his ashes. 26-year-old Casie, who was widowed just two months before filming the show, is unable to stop herself from dipping her finger into her husband’s urn of ashes and taking a lick of the grey dust. [Daily Mail]
Casie says the ashes taste like “rotten eggs, sand, and sandpaper,” a combination she’s “grown to love.” In two months, Casie has eaten about one pound of the ashes. There are only about five pounds left. Despite the fact that the ashes contain a combination of chemicals from the embalming fluid which actually cause psychosis when ingested, Casie’s biggest concern is that she will eat the ashes until they are all gone and then she won’t have any ashes to hang out with. [Jezebel]
Judging by the look of her, the ashes aren’t the only thing she’s addicted to eating, KNOW’M SAYIN’? Awww, I’m just kidding. I feel bad for the chubby crazy widow, and it’s nice to know that she checked herself into an inpatient care facility that didn’t let her bring the ashes in. Next habit to break: seconds.