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Weirdest addictions

Anything in excess can, indeed, turn into a form of addiction, one that you will not likely think is one. From being passionate about sweets to shopping, there are weird forms of addiction that might put you off balance.

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Drinking coca cola might not seem to be something out of the ordinary. But, when you start to drink more than 4 litres a day, then this weakness turns into an addiction that is just plain weird. In 2013, Natasha Harris of New Zealand died of cardiac arrest. Her death was linked to drinking coke. Harris downed up to 10 litres a day of the fizzy drink which is 2x the recommended intake of caffeine and 11x more than allowed sugar intake.

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True, caffeine is an addiction that many of us are probably into. But, if you are giving yourself coffee enemas to get the caffeine quicker into your system, then you are taking things too far. This freaky fix is done by inserting heated coffee coated with Vaseline as an enema.

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True, caffeine is an addiction that many of us are probably into. But, if you are giving yourself coffee enemas to get the caffeine quicker into your system, then you are taking things too far. This freaky fix is done by inserting heated coffee coated with Vaseline as an enema.

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Going to funerals is often a sad event, but there are people who take pleasure in doing so - everyday. Such is the case with a Brazilian named Luis Squarisi who makes it a habit to check out who died each morning. He attends their funerals.

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And, if showing up at funerals is not macabre enough, Julia Caples from Pennsylvania has a fixation that is even weirder. She drinks 2 litres of human blood each month. Also, a Californian tattoo artist spices up her Bloody Marys with real blood.

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Eating and chewing on ice might be a habit that you do after you have finished your drink. However, there are people who do it excessively. This condition is called pagophagia.

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Eating and chewing on ice might be a habit that you do after you have finished your drink. However, there are people who do it excessively. This condition is called pagophagia.

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Everyone loves to to turn up the volume really high and listen to their favourite tunes. But, there are people who can literally bring the house down and their eardrums with their dependency on high decibels. Studies show that listening to music can alter moods, trigger arousal and cravings. Alas, the habit can also cause hearing loss and addicts suffer from withdrawal symptoms such as depression when the volume is turned down.

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Finally, sunbathing is a pastime that a lot of people like to do as a form of relaxation or to get a fantastic tan. Bellieve it or not, there are also those who exaggerate and do this everyday from getting under sunbeds to staying in the hot sun. Researchers at the University of Texas say that suntanning addicts go through a “reward and reinforcement” experience in the brain.

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Finally, sunbathing is a pastime that a lot of people like to do as a form of relaxation or to get a fantastic tan. Bellieve it or not, there are also those who exaggerate and do this everyday from getting under sunbeds to staying in the hot sun. Researchers at the University of Texas say that suntanning addicts go through a “reward and reinforcement” experience in the brain.

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