A Pakistani man has been living on leaves and branches of the trees for the past 25 years. Mehmood Butt, a poor man from Gujranwala has been eating leaves and branches for the past 25 years, a habit he developed because of extreme poverty and since then he has lived on leaves and surprisingly, has never fell ill.
Mr Butt, 50, started eating leaves 25 years ago because he had no work and couldn’t afford basic meal. “There was too much poverty in my family. Everything was beyond limit and it was very difficult for me to get a meal, so I thought it is better to eat wood rather than begging on a street,” he said.
Years later, as he found work and could afford to buy meals, he found himself strangely keen on maintaining his unique eating practice. “Eating wood and leaves has become my habit now,” he said.