Bizarre Story Of A Man, Tarare Who Literally Ate EVERYTHING (READ)

Bizarre Story Of A Man, Tarare Who Literally Ate EVERYTHING (READ)

By Chidinma Unigwe | Sub Editor on October 14, 2015
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It is a good thing to eat and even better when one eats health foods well enough, but the story of a man who ate practically everything really sounds quite bizarre.

Tarare, whose real names remain unknown till date, could eat whatever comes his way from live animals to inanimate objects.

The young Frenchman, born into a rural family in 1772 near Lyons had a really voracious appetite, a disorder which was never diagnosed until he died 1798.

During his teenage years, Tarare could eat half of a cow and even crave for more, yet his appetite remained insatiable.

His poor parents turned him out of the house due to his unusual eating habits, snce t became apparent that he could even eat them.

So, Tarare went ahead and joined a gang of thieves in France, yet that didn’t change a thing in his unusual eating habit, and at the age of 17, he weighed only 100 pounds.

However, one ‘military genuis’, General Alexandre de Beauharnais, later employed him as a courier by the French army, hoping that he would swallow documents, pass through enemy lines, and recover them from his stool once safely at his destination.

But the eating mister could not speak German, and lost the opportunity after he was arrested during his first mission by Prussian forces who battered him and passed him through a mock execution before sending him back to French lines.

Tarare decided to create a career path for himself with his all-consuming affliction, so he took to the stinking, shitty streets of Napoleonic France, nine-to-fucking-five.

Meanwhile, Tarare possessed the ability to stretch his abdominal flesh right around his entire waist when he wasn’t full.

Wikipedia revealed that Tarrare joined the French Revolutionary Army when the War of the First Coalition began and that didn’t stop him from eating whatever comes to sight since the military rations were so little to quench his huge appetite.

He suffered from exhaustion and was hospitalized and became the subject of a series of medical experiments to test his eating capacity.

On one occasion, Tarare ate a meal intended for 15 people in a single sitting, ate live cats, snakes, lizards and puppies, and swallowed one whole eel without chewing it.

Tarrare came to the attention of some doctors there, who, because they’d never seen anything like him before and testing the limits of his new, exotic appetite, had the guy skinning live cats before drinking its blood and eating its flesh before vomiting up its fur.

He was caught in the morgue attempting to consume a severed hand before he was finally sent away from the hospital after a 14-month-old baby disappeared from the hospital’s infirmary.

Before that, and supposedly around the time they were getting Tarrare to eat the heart of a puppy, some bright spark deduced that his limitless appetite could be used for strategic ends. He was soon granted the pleasure of eating, then shitting out, a wooden box with a message inside in the company of all the generals of the Revolutionary Army, before being rewarded with 14kg of raw bull lungs for his troubles. He ate them straight away, covered in his own feces.

Four years passed with Tarrare existing in the shadows of history, until he died of tuberculosis in Versailles following a prolonged bout of anal leakage medically referred to as Exudative Diarrhoea.

His autopsy result showed an extremely large stomach that filled his entire torso. His liver and gallbladder were the size of coconuts.

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