Rock eating and other odd addictions

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  • TLC's "My Strange Addiction" features strange habits
  • One Pennsylvania woman is addicted to smelling gasoline
Rock eating and other odd addictions

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?
 

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