Our pilot episode! Today we talk about hyperphagia. From the ancient legend of Limos, goddess of famine, to 18th Century monsters and oddities, Jack and J. J. give the details on everything from menus to autopsy reports. Then we present a buffet of modern-day information about competitive-eaters, gastric rupture, and vorarephilia. Yum!
The Legend of Limos as told by Ovid (curated by Aaron J. Atsma)
Tarrare and Charles Domery
- Tarrare a la Wikipedia
- The London Medical and Physical Journal – Entry by M. le Baron Percy
- “Of the wants, of Tarrare.” by J. J. Roye
- Charles Domery a la Wikipedia
- Charles Domery – A Singular Glutton with an Inordinate Appetite by Geri Walton
- Sadly, The Cat-Eaters by Jan Bondeson is no longer available online without a subscription to The Fortean Times.
Polyphagia Deaths and Stomach Rupture
- Unhappy Meal by Mary Roach
- Sudden Death in Eating Disorders by Beatriz Jauregui-Garrido and Ignacio Jauregui-Lobera
- Gastric Rupture and Necrosis in Prader-Willi Syndrome by David A. Stevenson M.D., et.al.
- Good Enough to Eat by Friedemann Pfafflin
- Vorarephilia: A Case Study in Masochism and Erotic Consumption by Amy D. Lykins and James M. Cantor
- Vorarephilia a la Wikipedia
La Faim (Hunger) – an animated short by Peter Foldes
Kumbhakarna: brother of Raavana in the Ramayana.