Yes, such an unusual person existed. His name was Michel Lotito. He was one very hungry dude. Hungry for attention, that is.
Bananas and hard-boiled eggs made him sick, but inorganic matter was quite satisfying. He ate:
15 shopping carts
7 televisions (before there were flat screens)
2 beds (I’m not sure if they were bunk beds)
1 pair of skis (mere toothpicks compared to everything else)
1 Cessna aircraft
1 coffin (I’m surprised this didn’t cause indigestion)
1 400 meter long steel chain (for dessert)
Now sing along with Mary Poppins: “Just a teaspoon of mineral oil helps the metal go down…”
I’ll bet his dentist (and the plumber) really loved him!