And you thought that obsessively checking your Facebook page was bad. Check out these people whose highly irregular habits have been featured on the TLC docu-series “My Strange Addiction.”
First up: You’ve probably heard of rock candy, but this woman’s interpretation is ridiculous. Teresa is addicted to eating actual rocks. Yes, rocks. “I don’t think I would be able to function every day if I didn’t eat some quantity of rock,” she says. “It’s the grittiness of it, and the earthy taste. I actually like how it feels on my teeth when I’m crunching them up.” Our hearts go out to her dentist.
Next, meet Lori, a grown woman who sleeps with her running blow dryer. “There is absolutely an emotional dependency on my blow dryer,” she says. “It is psychological, it’s emotional, it’s physical -- I don’t want anybody telling me that I can’t use it.” But what do her friends and ex-husband think?
And finally, got gas? Theresa’s a Pennsylvania woman who’s addicted to smelling gasoline. “When I wake up in the morning, the first thing I do is roll over, sit up, and smell my gas bottle,” she says. “No matter where I’m at, I have a bottle with me.” Can her boyfriend Frank set her straight?