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“I’m so addicted; I just can’t get enough.” Often people hear this statement being paired with drugs, but it doesn’t always happen to be this way. People can be addicted to several different things including sports, people, or hobbies. Although those can be fun to hear about, the ones that people are usually most fascinated in are the strange addictions.

TV shows and youtube videos titled Strange Addictions are viewed by thousands of people a year. One might be asking what would be considered a strange addiction. Do you see people drinking gasoline on a daily basis? I think not, yet a girl claims she is addicted to drinking gasoline. Now that is a strange addiction. What about the girl that is addicted to acting as if she’s a piece of furniture. I’m not sure about you, but I don’t go home and act like a lamp or a chair. What a weird thing to do. Now these are what people are fascinated in hearing about.

These addictions are displayed on TV and the internet, so as one is well aware, they could be fake. Taking that in consideration, I wanted to know if people I actually knew had strange addictions. Asking my friends, I received answers I did not expect. My friend Summer, when she was five, used to be addicted to putting stuff up her nose. She thought it was a place for storage. She would put things such as candy up her nose whenever she could. On the other hand, Josie Woolever, a senior,  is addicted to popping pimples and watching videos of them being popped. She says, “I find it so satisfying.” Last but not least, Clara Licklider, a freshman, was addicted to talking to her couch when she was a six year old. She grew out of that stage, but she said it was her best friend at the time.

Hearing all these addictions made me think that the shows are not made up. People just do strange things, but most people grow out of these addictions. I can relate to this because when I was very little, I had an addiction to foam. I would find anything that was foam and chew on it. I took a chunk out of a foam football, but I managed to blame that one on my dog. I can laugh at it now that I have outgrown it, but at the time it was a serious addiction.

Overall, people do strange things, but it is so fascinating to learn about them. If you ever are bored, I would definitely recommend watching an episode of Strange Addictions. It is so interesting, but I may want to warn you that some of them may make you uncomfortable.

One last thing… do/did you have a strange addiction? If you do, I would love to hear about it.

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5 Responses to “Caught up in addictions”

  1. Katelyn Schreckenghaust on November 7th, 2018 9:54 am

    I think it’s interesting how many different addictions people have. I liked that you included examples of some of your friends’ strange addictions. I also like to watch Strange Addictions and see all of the crazy addictions people have. Great article!

  2. Annie Daily on November 7th, 2018 6:41 pm

    I liked your article. It really can be funny what some people are adicted to. I like how you mentioned that some thing on the shows, but later mentioned that maybe they’re not. GReat article!

  3. Alex Myers on November 9th, 2018 8:20 am

    Really cool article McKayla! This was a fun read and I really enjoyed it. I have seen a few episodes of that show and it is quite odd.

  4. Caleb Johnson on November 12th, 2018 7:51 am

    Great Story McKayla! I used to watch this show all the time, and I thought it was the weirdest thing. I don’t think I had any weird addictions when I was younger other than the fact that I loved spongebob. Anyways, I enjoyed reading about you and other students’ strange addictions.

  5. Brannyn Spencer on November 12th, 2018 10:39 am

    This is a great article McKayla. I like how you interviewed some of your own friends to hear about their addictions. This story made me think if I ever had one. The only thing I could think of was I went through a glitter stage so my room was completely covered in glitter. Great job!

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