The Man Who Ate An Airplane

This is a true story about a man who ate some very unusual things. His name is Michel Lotito, and his nickname is Monsieur Mange Tout (“Mr. eat all things”). He was born on June 15, 1950, and sadly he died on June 25, 2007. The biggest and probably strangest thing he ate was an airplane! That’s right, he ate an airplane! He started eating it in June 1978, and finished it in 1980. He ate many different things that were made out of metal.

Once he ate a bicycle! Would you like to try eating a bicycle? I don’t think it would taste very delicious! Of course he didn’t just take a part of a bicycle and start chewing. His technique was to cut the metal into bite-size pieces and then he would swallow them. He could eat about a kilogram of metal a day. Some of the other unusual items he ate were a computer, two beds, and 15 shopping carts. Just thinking about it is enough to give you stomach-ache!