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This man has been eating leaves and wood for 25 years!

written by Radhika Sharma April 24, 2017

Talk about being a primate , yo!

A man in Pakistan is the real life version of The Encino Man and has fed on fresh leaves and wood for over 2 decades. He has mysteriously never fallen ill. Mehmood Butt is 50 years old and hails from Gujranwala district in Punjab province. His reason for this animal behaviour? He couldn’t afford a basic meal when he was young and resorted to eating ghaas phoos.

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“There was too much poverty in my family. Everything was beyond limit and it was very difficult for me to get a meal, so I thought it is better to eat wood rather than begging on a street.Eating wood and leaves has become my habit now,” Butt says to The News International.

The strange part is that after he did get a job and could afford regular meals, he still kept eating them leaves ! He has never been to the doctor!

Talk about healthy living, this is kicking it out of the park! Check this video out.

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