1. The Insatiable Tarrare
Tarrare was a French showman and soldier who had an unquenchable appetite, especially for meat. He was able to consume large amounts of meat and when his family could not provide for him, he was turned out of his family home. He could eat large amounts of meat and when his family could no longer provide for him, he was turned out of the family home. In addition to swallowing corks, stones and live animals, he was hospitalized and took to scavenging in gutters and rubbish heaps and even resorted to eating corpses from the hospital morgue. When he was accused of eating a toddler he was dismissed from the hospital. He died years later of tuberculosis.