A girl from north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region plans to set
a new Guiness World Record after eating nothing but soil for two
The girl, called Wuqibalaqiqige, became a minor celebrity after
the media broadcast stories about her curious eating habits last
year. TV stations as far flung as Hunan, Anhui, Beijing and
Shanghai picked up her story, even Japan and South Korea.
The girl said she feels no need to eat normal food now that she
has discovered how much she likes to eat soil.
She intends to stick to her diet and challenge the Guinness
World Record for eating only soil, which currently stands at 2
Her agent has contacted the Guinness Office in Shenyang and the
challenge will kick off in April.
She will also launch a campaign for a charity that helps people
suffering from unusual diseases. The girl has already helped a
woman who suffered from insomnia for more than 10 years.
(CRI January 27, 2007)