A Frenchman known as Monsieur Mangetout (French for "Mr. Eat-Everything") has eaten, among other things, 18 bicycles, several TV sets, a coffin and even an airplane. There was a subversion, however: hardboiled eggs and bananas, considered normal food, made him sick. Michel Lotito of Grenoble, France, is known as Monsieur Mangetout (Mr Eat Everything) and has been eating metal and glass since 1959. Mangetout's diet since 1966 has included 16 bicycles, 15 super-market trolleys, seven TV sets, six chandeliers, two beds, a pair of skis, a Cessna light aircraft, a computer and a coffin. He cuts up the objects with an electric saw and swallows the metal like a Brocabrac | Agenda des vide-greniers, des brocantes, des vide-dressing, des vide-maisons, et autres déballages... Thus the odd career of Monsieur Mangetout (Mr. Eats-All) began. Within a short time, much to the amusement of his Grenoble neighbors--and the chagrin of his parents--Lotito began giving bizarre public eating exhibitions in which he would consume a variety of seemingly indigestible objects: coins, beer cans, knitting needles, crockery, and razor blades, to name but a few. He later advanced to A Frenchman nicknamed Monsieur Mangetout (“Mr. Eat Everything”) made it into the Guinness Book of World Records by eating almost nine tons of metal! In the last 35 years, Mangetout (his real Monsieur Mangetout: Which megasavant, born in Utah in 1951, and who died in 2009 inspired the film Rain Man? Kim Peek: The Swastika Stone sits on the edge of which Yorkshire moor? Ilkley Moor: Who was the first man to be executed by guillotine? Nicolas-Jacques Pelletier: Which voice actress voiced Betty Boop and Olive Oyl in the 1930s? Mae Questel You can write a book review and share your experiences. Other readers will always be interested in your opinion of the books you've read. Whether you've loved the book or not, if you give your honest and detailed thoughts then people will find new books that are right for them.
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