Lots of people have their own personal diet plans, and nutritionists don't always agree on which one is best. Nutritionists do agree that everything on this list is a bad idea, but some outstanding individuals have managed to damn nature and logic enough to survive on some seemingly fatal meal regimens. And by that we mean ...
8Henry Ford Ate Weeds from His Yard
"Those Nazis, they've got a real handle on this 'peace' thing."
Things only got weirder at dinner time ...
Although one of the wealthiest men of his time, Henry Ford could not have been less interested in food. Having made his living designing cars, he came to see the human digestive system as a kind of combustion engine that just needed fuel, and as far as he was concerned, that fuel was all around him.
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Following that logic, he decided there was no point visiting the grocery store when his garden was full of weeds that were just sitting there being useless.
Ford was a good friend of George Washington Carver, the famous ex-slave botanist, who knew the nutrition that many of these misfit plants offered if only one had the stomach and lack of dignity. Henry Ford was that man, and so Carver and Ford took to regularly eating sandwiches stuffed with random weeds, freshly plucked straight from the ground and seasoned with mustard.
"You can have any sandwich you want, as long as it's riddled with pesticides."
Ford's "roadside greens," as he would call them, were offered as salads and stews, sandwiches and boiled monstrosities -- much to the chagrin of his wife, friends and even hapless guests who were just thankful that he never thought to explore the nutritional properties of earwax.
7Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister Consumes Jack and Meat
Lemmy Kilmister is the 66-year-old frontman of Motorhead, an all around hard rock legend and a lifelong poster boy for friendly mutton chops. He is one of the very few true rock 'n' roll icons of the olden times who not only still grace the land of the living, but also are actually still actively doing their thing.
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He is also, with the possible exception of Keith Richards, by far the most unlikely person to actually do so.
Jack Daniels, meat, cheese, drugs.
Lemmy drinks at least one bottle of whiskey a day, and he's done it for over 35 years. The food he consumes is equally unhealthy: He loathes vegetables and eats mainly meats and cheese, with the occasional cake or biscuit thrown in, administered on a "however much he likes, whenever he likes it" basis. He's been smoking since he was 11. He does copious amounts of drugs daily, and has done so for decades.
What, no 'ludes?
If that sounds like the lifestyle of every rock star on earth, you're partially right. But what sets Lemmy apart is his apparent good health. His liver is completely fine. As are his kidneys. And lungs. In fact, the man is pretty much as healthy as he's ever been -- the few times he's actually been ill have been everyday performer stuff such as a lung infection and stage dehydration. Even then, he continues to maintain a schedule that would exhaust a person half his age.
His beard survives by absorbing other beards.
There is some evidence that he is only human, though: Sometimes, when the concert conditions get unbearably sweaty, he is known to hydrate by adding a couple of extra ice cubes to his onstage Jack and Coke.