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Saturday, August 14, 2004

Dirt eating has been found as a normal trait in many cultures around the world, though it is particularly well known in the rural Southern United States, and in Africa. When the same practice is not a cultural one, but rather the result of individual aberrant behavior, it is often referred to as 'soil pica'. You can read more here, and listen to a radio discussion here..

The Center for Disease Control on geophagy..
..and a nice article from Cabinet Magazine..

Yes, a short post tonight! Let's all enjoy our weekend..

We all have some taste or other, of too ancient a date to admit of our remembering it was an acquired one.
Charles Lamb

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