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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

And You Thought Your Cravings Were Weird...

In her field studies on the island of Pemba, which belongs to Tanzania, Young observed that it is mainly pregnant women who experience cravings for earth. "It’s like an addiction. There is even a word for it: vileo," she says.

So says this article from Der Spiegel, the German newspaper, on the fascinating worldwide phenomenon of pregnant women craving dirt. Compared to that, pickles and ice cream (even together!) doesn't seem so bad, huh?

Earthy Hunger


  1. I have heard of the dirt craving. I knew someone who craved pencil shavings. Bring on the ice cream!

  2. Mine was grilled cheese. Much tastier than dirt! p.s. We put you on our blog roll as requested. We just made the switch to our new site is: