..my elder sister used to eat chalks before..

India
March 25, 2013 1:45am CST
Hey guys, it sounds weird but it was true. My elder sister before her marriage days used to eat chalks secretly for many years, it was only one day that i caught her red handed eating the chalks and i went made with crazy and i shouted at her so loudly that she almost got emotional. Of course everyone in my family knew about it later on, she confessed that once she did not get anything to eat at home when no one was there at home and she thought of eating chalks that was there in my room and she liked the taste of those chalks very much, since then she has been eating secretly as she knew that we all would protest her eating chalks. After she was caught, she promised never to eat chalks again in her life. the reason y i shouted at her that day was that chalks might have chemicals in them and can cause stones in the kidneys and intestines that might be fatal for the body, thankfully she said that she was not having regularly and but once in two three weeks and we felt that we caught her at the right time otherwise the situation would have gone out of our hands. Not only this, one of my class mate also loved having chalks so much so that she used to take her home many chalks after the classes and have it as if like having ice creams. Yuck! What r your thoughts about this guys? Have u ever tasted or seen anyone having chalks or any other weird things? Plz do share your thoughts!
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14 responses
@julyteen (13265)
• Davao, Philippines
25 Mar 13
That's a sign of abnormality. Well, I think chalk is not bad for the body because it's composition compose of limestone which is a source of calcium carbonate
• India
31 Mar 13
i do not think that is a sign of abnormality my dear friend but in my sister's case, what started as an experiment soon transformed into a craze. So i do not see it as an abnormal habit. Anyways yes u are absolutely right, chalks r made up of limestone that house calcium carbonate necessary for our body but if only consumed from an eatable source.
@julyteen (13265)
• Davao, Philippines
31 Mar 13
Maybe it's started to the taste and the satisfaction she might feel when she eat the chalk
• India
1 Apr 13
Yeah that might be the case, i do not know what was the exact reason for her to take the chalks as i have done that before. But there is one thing, i heard her saying that she used to enjoy while having it and she liked the taste very much due to which she was having chalks with so much of interest. Whatever may be the case i am glad she has erased all those memories of having chalks now.
• United States
31 Mar 13
Well i have seen this before on my strange addiction it seems like it is veryyy unhealthy because of what the chalk has in it. id say she should loose the habit fast before anything bad happens. Hopefully she hasent been doing this for a long time. I have never tasted chalk before and too me i dont think itd be such a good taste. Hopefully she will stop eating it before something bad happens i wish her the best of luck :)
• India
31 Mar 13
Yeah dear she has already stopped eating those chalks years back so there is nothing to worry now. i was the one who caught her having those chalks otherwise things would have gone out of our hands. yeah of course how can chalks taste good after all they r not meant to be taken as a food item but are meant for some other purposes.
@devonavis (1857)
• Greece
26 Mar 13
Your elder sister got different taste buds! Imagine she enjoyed the taste of chalks. Though I did not taste one, by look alone will tell me it is not very good in the tongue. I hope your sister didn't acquire disease out from that chalk since she has been eating it for many years. I am glad she finally stopped.
• India
31 Mar 13
Yeah dear even i am glad that she stopped this unusual habit after i caught her having them. Besides it is not that she is having different taste buds but she was trying to experiment its taste and when it became her favorite even she could not gauge. Yeah she is absolutely fine and is devoid of any diseases due to chalk eating.
• India
26 Mar 13
when i was in 9th class i have started to eat raw rice ( kachha ) . number of times means 10 to 12 times in a day . what i absorb it is just like a addiction if i was not taken i feel that i have pain or feel uneasy . but after some time , i said to my papa and he said that u engaged ur mind in some other place or when ever u want to eat . u tell me , slowly and gradually my habit has gown .
• India
31 Mar 13
Oh yes even i love having raw rice as it tastes good, ha ha ha, but it was never my habit or my addiction for i used to have it for time pass. Besides as u said that it was a addiction for u to have raw rice so much so that u felt terrible if u were not having it and it happens once u develop an addiction. Besides u should be thankful to your father that his advises helped u get over this addiction.
@neelia27 (896)
• Philippines
26 Mar 13
eating things that should not be eaten is a sign of abnormality.. chalk is one of them it may contain some chemicals which can be harmful for our body.. it might not seen instantly but in the long run you will see the result of eating a chalk.. noticing this abnormal doings in an early stage is a good thing which can be cured early..
• India
31 Mar 13
Yes u are absolutely right, since chalks have chemicals in them it is never a safer step to have them rather they could be fatal for one's body and might cause dangerous effects in the long run. Yeah thank god, i caught my sister's unusual habit on time otherwise eating chalks would have turned into an addiction for her by now.
• United States
26 Mar 13
There is a show on tv about people with strange habits. and chalk eating is one of them. and they said not to eat chalk because the factory is over run with roaches because of something they put in ti and you could get sick from it. yukk..
• India
31 Mar 13
Oh really, i would never watch such shows where people would be contesting with each other to eat weird things. Yeah even i have heard that on several reality shows people go berserk and they eat random things that come to their mind at that point of time. Besides as u have mentioned nowadays no item is safe and if they r consumed then they might cause fatal results as well.
@jcj_111776 (3221)
• Philippines
26 Mar 13
Have your sister finally stopped eating chalks? A condition called Pica describes a person eating inedible stuffs. There are pregnant women who goes through the same thing. Some eat soil, clay, etc. And pica is also common for the men in a certain country. I've read about this article a few days ago. The inedible material is mixed with two food ingredients and they eat it on a regular basis. They do so in the belief that this practice will help them give a cure for most of their simple ailments.
• India
31 Mar 13
Yeah as i have mentioned this incident happened years back so u need not to worry before chalk eating would have turned into her addiction, i caught her red handed and she is no more eating them. Now she is absolutely fine. besides yeah i know about PICA that i got to know from this forum only. Even one of the mylotter said that she saw her friend eating chalks with various ingredients and that is a clear case of PICA which is very bad and dangerous as well.
@doroffee (4233)
• Hungary
25 Mar 13
I've actually had a classmate in elementary school who ate chalks. I think we were told that he did weird things because his father was homeless and his parents were divorced, and traumas like this can result in weird behavior - he did other weird things, too, like he licked tables and the blackboard. I couldn't imagine that others might do this. It's so weird to me. I don't believe they have much of a decent taste, and of course, they are full of chemicals which are harmful for the body on the long run.
• India
31 Mar 13
Oh my god, it sounds terrible that he did weird things at school and as u have stated it may be due to the trauma of his parents not being together than has got over his head and he lost all his senses and was doing all this. Even i would have reacted had i been in your place. Of course chalks do not have a decent taste after all they r made up of chemicals.
• Mathura, India
25 Mar 13
Hello my dear mylotter friend respected subhojit10 The practice to eat chalk or soil is a very common practice in females. Actually they need a higher dose of calcium and phosphorus for their typical physiological action. In case that calcium and or phosphorus are deficit in the diet, they try to other supplements of these two nutrient. In case of deficiency of phosphorus this action is a symptom of a disease named PICA. I am not saying that eating calk or soil is a good habit, but my view is that your sister must be checked up properly for nutrient balance or imbalance by a expert doctor. After proper diagnosis he may suggest a proper solution of this problem. Please take an early action on the matter otherwise she may be addict to eat chalk.
• India
31 Mar 13
Yes u are absolutely right, thanks to mylot, i got to know about PICA and as u have mentioned it is a common issue with the females to eat abnormal things just because they have certain deficiency and that forces them to have it. Anyways u do not have to worry about this since this happened several years back and i caught her also years back no every thing is alright and she is no more having chalks.
• India
25 Mar 13
well, I did not eat that kind of things in my life but I had a classmate, she used to put salt on paper and eating the salty paypers. that was strange when I saw her like that.
• India
31 Mar 13
Oh really she did all these things? i think she must be having some reason behind doing this otherwise no person on this earth would have loved to take up an interest wherein one is supposed to have chalks with pepper or salt sprayed on it. Besides it is indeed strange to see someone doing this because it is not a normal human activity.
@jenny1015 (13394)
• Philippines
25 Mar 13
I have never known anyone who have eaten that. And food thing you were able to stop her.
• India
31 Mar 13
Yeah of course, even it was shocking for me initially whenever i saw her having an unusual thing like chalks. Not even in my wildest dreams had i thought that my sis would be taking chalks in secrecy. But whatever may be the case, i am thankful to God that i caught her red handed at the right time otherwise it would have transformed into an addiction and then it would have been a headache for all of us.
@edvc77 (2143)
• Philippines
25 Mar 13
I never thought someone would eat chalk. That is bad for her health. It contains chemical that could really be harmful. It's good that you have seen her eating chalk so that you can tell her to refrain from eating it.
• India
31 Mar 13
Yeah i know many would have been shocked after hearing that someone is taking chalks as it is not our general food item. Besides as u have mentioned no doubt it is not poisonous but still it is having chemical which might be dangerous for a human being. Even i am glad that i caught her having chalks otherwise i do not know what the consequences would have been.
• United States
25 Mar 13
I have never tasted chalk myself, or seen anyone actually do it, but I have heard of people who do. I could not remember what they call it but I did a little research and here it is: "=Eating Chalk= An abnormal craving to eat substances that are not normally consumed by humans is called Pica. Chalk is not harmful in the sense that it can poison you. Because of it's consistency, however residue is easily ingested into the lungs and could possibly cause pulmonary distress. A person who finds themselves wanting to ingest such things as chalk, talcum powder, etc. is suffering from a mineral deficiency. They should have a complete medical evaluation." http://wiki.answers.com/Q/is_eating_chalk_harmful I hope your sister stops for her own health. I hope this was somewhat helpful. She is blessed to have such wonderful brother that cares about her.
• India
31 Mar 13
Hey thanks for such a beautiful research and response. Besides as u have mentioned i am glad that chalks r not poisonous like other objects that once consumed might cause fatal effects to your body. Yeah she has already stopped eating it years back and i do not know whether i am a wonderful brother for her or not but i did my responsibility by stopping her to eat chalks.
• China
25 Mar 13
I used to eat chalks when I was in primary school,it's really unforgettable taste.Disgusting and I will bear it in mind that I will never do such stupid things again.
• India
31 Mar 13
Ha ha ha, i am glad to hear that u had also tasted chalks during your childhood days and i also know that it would be tasting disgusting because they are not meant to be taken as a food item but for writing on boards. So of course since u had it during your childhood days, i know u will never forget those times when u used to have them. I think now u would be avoiding even seeing the chalks.