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The hungrier you get, the lower your food standards become. But beware: not everything that looks like a tasty treat, is one. In fact, some of the things that make you drool could clog your digestive system so bad, you'd be inhaling laxatives like air. To educate you about the potential dangers, Bored Panda has put together a list of "forbidden snacks" and the interesting pictures will definitely open your eyes. Is that a chocolate bar or a slab of clay? A melted cat or a food picture? Scroll down and tell me!

As fun as this sounds, there's actually an eating disorder which makes the sufferer feel a compulsion to eat non-food items. Pica. It's rare and often occurs with other mental health disorders associated with impaired functioning (e.g., intellectual disability, autism spectrum disorder, schizophrenia).

Common cravings in people with pica include the urge to eat soil, coal, rust, chalk and paper, although people have been known to ingest a much broader spectrum of materials.

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Saw This Rock And Thought It Was A Cheesecake

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Iron-deficiency anemia and malnutrition are the most common causes of pica. In these individuals, pica usually is a sign that the body is trying to correct a significant nutrient deficiency. Treating this deficiency with medication or vitamins often resolves the problems. According to the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA), the first-line treatment for pica involves testing for mineral or nutrient deficiencies and correcting those. "In many cases, concerning eating behaviors disappear as deficiencies are corrected. If the behaviors aren’t caused by malnutrition or don’t stop after nutritional treatment, a variety of behavioral interventions are available."


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I Thought This Pine Cone Looked Like A Stack Of Pancakes, So I Made Some Butter Out Of Some Fallen Leaves

I Thought This Pine Cone Looked Like A Stack Of Pancakes, So I Made Some Butter Out Of Some Fallen Leaves

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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Look if there's a bee nest somewhere you can borrow some honey from, or some acero nearby for syrup ?

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"Pica usually appears in people of a low mental age," Gregory O'Brien, professor of developmental psychiatry at Northumberland University, told the Guardian. "So it affects young kids and people with severe learning difficulties." Professor O'Brien said 1%-2% of people with learning disabilities suffer from extreme pica. "It's really not very common but when it occurs, it can be bad."

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Freshly Baked Baguette

Freshly Baked Baguette

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Too Hot Outside. My Dog Turned Into A Rotisserie Chicken

Too Hot Outside. My Dog Turned Into A Rotisserie Chicken

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First Visit To Fuerteventura, Found This Beach Ten Mins Drive From Our Hotel. The Rocks Look Like Popcorn

First Visit To Fuerteventura, Found This Beach Ten Mins Drive From Our Hotel. The Rocks Look Like Popcorn

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Creamy Latte

Creamy Latte

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Look At This Tiny Bunch Of Bananas

Look At This Tiny Bunch Of Bananas

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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Id be scared when mother nature tries to warn you with colors. Three things I know never mess with italian motherinlaws, mother nature and mother freaking snakes.

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Forbidden Jelly Beans (Assorted Flavors)

Forbidden Jelly Beans (Assorted Flavors)

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Terra-Misu

Terra-Misu

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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If I barely tried to use my fork on the course plate of my mother tiramisu like that, next thing I know the very same night Im sleeping at my grandmother for safety reasons. Even if I try (just to think) about it to these days, Id be in danger. She's 83.

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Had To Stop My Wife From Drinking This Forbidden Orange Juice

Had To Stop My Wife From Drinking This Forbidden Orange Juice

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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

that can be dangerous, that's why I never use tableware for other things than food...

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Cursed Raspberry

Cursed Raspberry

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I Can't Believe These Are Rubber Bands, Not Pasta Noodles

I Can't Believe These Are Rubber Bands, Not Pasta Noodles

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I Was At Work One Day When I Found This Clay In The Shelf... Forbidden Chocolate For A Kid

I Was At Work One Day When I Found This Clay In The Shelf... Forbidden Chocolate For A Kid

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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Somewhere there's a very sad and disappointed kid with a mouthful of clay

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The Cleaning Lady Took This From The Bathroom And Put It In The Fridge

The Cleaning Lady Took This From The Bathroom And Put It In The Fridge

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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I can picture the very confused cleaning lady, scratching her head: "Why are they always leaving their mayo in the bathroom?!"

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Tree That Looks Like Bacon

Tree That Looks Like Bacon

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The Snow On This Patio Table Looks Like A Pastry Pie

The Snow On This Patio Table Looks Like A Pastry Pie

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This Rock That Looks Like A Loaf Of Bread With A Bite Taken Out

This Rock That Looks Like A Loaf Of Bread With A Bite Taken Out

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These Cool Snow Swirls On Logs That Look Like Ice Cream

These Cool Snow Swirls On Logs That Look Like Ice Cream

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This Tree Looks Like A Giant Broccoli

This Tree Looks Like A Giant Broccoli

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Thought He Was Ice Cream For A Second There

Thought He Was Ice Cream For A Second There

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Forbidden Meat - Rhodochrosite Crystal

Forbidden Meat - Rhodochrosite Crystal

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Snow In Capracotta (Italy) Looks Like Whipped Cream

Snow In Capracotta (Italy) Looks Like Whipped Cream

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Forbidden Pineapple On A Pavement

Forbidden Pineapple On A Pavement

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Not Sure What's That, But It Definitely Look Like Eggs

Not Sure What's That, But It Definitely Look Like Eggs

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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm just imagining some madman running down the street, giggling whilst hammering eggs onto the street every odd meter :D

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Forbidden Avacados

Forbidden Avacados

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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If these are pet turtles, you should really clean their shells. Algae like that can cause them to get fungal infections.

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Forbidden Mints

Forbidden Mints

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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I have a feeling its a reason they had to write on the package what it is.

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This Dog's Leg Looks Like A Cheeto

This Dog's Leg Looks Like A Cheeto

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Plastic Shavings From A Hole Drill Actually Look A Lot Like Yellow Pasta

Plastic Shavings From A Hole Drill Actually Look A Lot Like Yellow Pasta

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This White Wine Vinegar Gone Bad Looks Like Small American Pancakes Floating In Syrup

This White Wine Vinegar Gone Bad Looks Like Small American Pancakes Floating In Syrup

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Forbidden Donut On My Hike Today

Forbidden Donut On My Hike Today

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The Inside Of A Tennis Ball Looks Delicious

The Inside Of A Tennis Ball Looks Delicious

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Forbidden Beer

Forbidden Beer

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Forbidden Chocolate Bars

Forbidden Chocolate Bars

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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Ha!! My father used to work at CAT! I know what these are! They're for a grinder...to grind away rock and stone. They're actually called Chocky Bars.

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I Give You The “Forbidden Shawarma”

I Give You The “Forbidden Shawarma”

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Forbidden Fettuccine

Forbidden Fettuccine

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