A man consuming mud for the last 17 years claims that his bizarre habit has made him disease-free.
Rameshwar, a farmer living in Uttar Pradesh’s Muradabad district in India has become popular in his city because of his strange appetite for mud. He consumes it on a regular basis and believes that his weird diet keeps him fit and healthy.
In fact, he has made mud his “bread and butter” as he eats 500 grams of mud every day.
According to Rameshwar, he started eating mud after suffering from a disease that caused blood to come out from his mouth. His doctors told him that there is no cure to his disease. Following this, Rameshwar began consuming mud that he believes cured his disease.
“When I got bathe in the Ganga, I eat sand. It keeps my stomach clean,” he said.
A local doctor said Rameshwar’s habit can cause him trouble.
“This is a disorder known as Pica. It is mainly found in children due to deficiency of calcium and mineral. But gradually it becomes a psychological disorder that creates the urge to consume such substances,” the doctor said.
According to the doctor, long term consumption of mud can cause ulcer and affect the appetite.
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The Symptoms of PICA
Individuals with PICA compulsively eat non-food items with no nutritional value. While some items being consumed are relatively harmless, the disorder may also lead to serious consequences such as poisoning. It commonly affects children and pregnant women and is usually temporary.
According to Healthline, a person must eat nonfood items for at least one month to have this disorder.
Here are some of the things that you may eat regularly if you have Pica.
- cigarette ashes or unused remainder of a cigarette
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Insane Teacher Makes A Student Lick Toilet For 12x Just Because Of A Forgotten Homework
Most often than not, parents are excited to send their child to school. Though there’s a feeling of uncertainty on how their child will perform academically and socially, or how will their child be treated in the school, parents still courageously send their child to school and positively look forward to their child’s future.
Schools are known to be the second home of the children and teachers are considered as the second parent of the student. In my point of view, I believe that every time a parent leaves her child in the care of his/her teacher, it’s like saying, “I trust you with her, I trust that you’ll take care of my child like a mother or father does”.
But, what if that certain teacher whom you trust go overboard in disciplining your child?
An elementary teacher from India, RM, punished a student, MB, abhorrently for a reason that the latter failed to submit his assignment. This happened in the elementary school located at Cempedak Lobang Village, North Sumatra.
The punishment? The student was poorly forced to lick the toilet 12 times by his teacher for such a very simple reason, the student failed to hand in his homework! How crazy is that?
The poor boy’s parents were furious to learn what happened.
“My son was told to lick the toilet 12 times. But after four licks, he vomited,” said SH, MB’s mother.
Look at the toilet’s situation, who in the right mind would force someone to lick it? It is repulsive enough to even look at it, let alone lick it.
Yes, the teacher has the right to discipline her student but it is just too much.This kind of punishment is inhumane and unacceptable! What more, it could not only endanger the child’s health but can affect his behavior as well.
The mother added, “My husband stormed into the school to meet with the teacher. I’m angry, upset. How are there no other punishments?” she said.
The school management confirmed the incident and said that they had sanctioned the teacher. However, guess what’s the teacher punishment is? Transferred to another school! Not fair! Really NOT FAIR at all! After what the teacher did to the student, that is only her punishment? Did they not think that she can do it again to another student?
School’s Management statement
“Based on our investigation, the teacher in question punished the student for not doing his work. We have sanctioned RM by transferring her to a public elementary school in Tebing Tinggi,” said Sergei Bedagai Regency Education Board Head Joni Walker Manik.
“She is human, she can make mistakes. But we’re not defending her. We are counseling her and gave her a sanction for her actions,” he said.
Okay, she’s human (as well as the child), she makes mistakes, we understand that. However, don’t you think that the teacher’s punishment is too light, not enough to discipline her, considering what she had put her student through?
I mean, why not force her to lick the toilet as well? After all, as the saying goes, “Do not do unto others, what you do not want others to do unto you.”
People Are Becoming Disabled By Choice After Feeling That Their Bodies are Supposed to Have Some Kind of Disability
Suffering from disability is hard not only for the person with a disability but also to the people around him. You probably already know the circumstance behind how they got the disability. It can be from birth, an injury, an accident or something else.
If it is considered a suffering from other people, you might be surprised to find out that some people become disabled by choice. The worse case it, it is also becoming a trend and people are now calling it as transabled.
Trapped in the Wrong Body
Transabled people, as they claim it, is a similar case to transgender people: they are trapped in the wrong body. Both experience lifelong struggles with self-identity and believe that they need to fix the “mistake” in their body. What’s different between transgender and transabled people is that transabled people feel that their body is supposed to have some kind of physical ailment or disability.
Some transabled people damage their vision to the point of becoming intentionally blind. There are others who find surgeons who would agree to amputate their healthy limbs. Since reputable and ethical surgeons would not severe a healthy limb, some people will pay for illegal surgeries which often takes place outside the country. These surgeries are not only risky; they are extremely expensive too.
More to the Story
Some people consider this insulting to those who are born with disabilities or become disabled due to accident and illnesses. Becoming disabled may not make sense to most of us. However, this is a rather much serious case: transabled people have possible Body Integrity Identity Disorder, a neurological disorder that causes a person to constantly struggle with some aspect of his or her body.
Most transabled people injure themselves in an effort to cause further damages to their body. There’s a recorded case of a male patient letting an open sore on his foot to become gangrenous hoping that his foot would be amputated. There is also another instance of a woman trying to paralyze herself by throwing herself off the bike, hoping to result in a spinal cord injury.
People with BIID or wished to become transabled are encouraged to seek psychiatric help. They undergo an extreme form of therapy like treating your legs as if they are completely immobilized or restricting yourself to a wheelchair as they help to alleviate the urge to self-harm like what many people with BIID do.
University in China Prevents Distractions By Telling Students and Teachers to Check-in Their Phones Before Class
In today’s technological world, smartphones have become an integral part of our day-to-day life. People of all ages are using these phones both for communication and entertainment.
But a lot of people would agree that smartphones should only be used in appropriate places, except for classrooms. Teachers, parents, and students should understand the detrimental effects of using cell phones at schools.
Although smartphones are useful especially during harmful and emergency situations and are considered as great equipment in improving knowledge, there are still more disadvantages in using it during class.
Smartphones can be used for cheating on tests. Since mobile phones are capable of more than just calling and texting, students can easily gain Internet access using their phones during exams. Students can also use their phones to embarrass their peers and teachers and resorting to bullying. They can also lack focus on the lesson when they are busy sending messages or browsing their social media pages.
This is one of the problems that a lot of schools have all over the world. However, a university in Northwest China devised a quirky solution to prevent students, including teachers, to avoid using their phones during class.
Quirky Yet Effective Solution
A university in Northwest China’s Gansu Province is asking their students and professors to check-in their phones once they step in their classrooms.
The school is using large curtains with numbered cloth pockets hang near the entrance of the classrooms at the Lanzhou Jiaotong University. This is the school’s solution to keep the students’ eyes off their phone, on the day’s materials and focus in class.
Before the class begins, students and teachers are expected to place their smartphones inside the assigned pockets.
Is It Effective?
Piloted in March 2017, the idea is already adapted to six different buildings of the university. According to Gong Li, an official from the university’s student’s office, this system helped students in cutting down on playing with their phones during class.
The system also helped students in developing better concentration skills. Without their phones in their hands, they can stay more focus, follow their teachers, and participate more in class.
Not only that, the numbered pockets also show how many are in class and who is absent.
Do you think this system would be effective in other countries? If not, which do you think is the best way to prevent students from using their phones during class?
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