Gujranwala/Pakistan,22 April 2017:-A poor man from Gujranwala has been eating leaves and wood for the last 25 years, a habit he developed because of extreme poverty and since then he has lived on eating leaves and surprisingly, has never fell ill.
According to a news report, Mehmood Butt, 50 years old, started eating leaves 25 years ago because he had no work and couldn’t afford basic meal.
'There was too much poverty in my family. Everything was beyond limit and it was very difficult for me to get a meal, so I thought it is better to eat wood rather than begging on a street,’ Butt said.
Years later, as he took up work and could afford meals, he found himself strangely keen on maintaining his unique eating practice, the report added.
'Eating wood and leaves has become my habit now,' he said.
Butt now earns almost 600 rupee s a day by transporting things from one place to another on his donkey cart. His eyes are always set to eating fresh wood and leaves.
His neighbour Ghulam Mohammad said: 'He will stop his cart on the roadside anytime and will eat fresh tree branches.'
He is popular in his area for his eating habits but everyone is shocked to see him munching leaves but has never got sick.
'He has never visited a doctor or any hospital. We are shocked how can a person not fall ill despite eating wood all these years,' Ghulam Mohammad added.
Wood from Banyan, Tali and Suck Chain trees are his favourite.
(The News Pakistan)