Many mornings, Wang Xianjun eats a light breakfast. Literally. Xianjun, 54, regularly eats electric light bulbs. In fact, it is estimated that over the years, he has eaten more than 1,500 bulbs. He says that a good light bulb is "crispy and delicious."
He began eating light bulbs when he was 12 years old. It all started when he accidentally swallowed a fish bone... and nothing happened. So, he decided he'd try a tasty light bulb. He did. He liked it.
Today, Xianjun occasionally eats light bulbs as part of his breakfast. He smashes it, and then swallows it with sips of water. He will only eat one bulb per day.
He has visited a doctor for medical concerns. Interestingly, he seems to have no health problems due to his diet. It is doubtful that he will be switching over to the new energy efficient CFL bulbs.
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