Cassian Baliarsingh

In a bizarre incident, a man hailing from Iran has claimed that he has been surviving for the past 17 years only by drinking fizzy drinks/carbonated beverages, especially Pepsi. He doesn’t feel hungry and hasn’t consumed any solid food in all these 17 years.

Though it might sound strange, it is true! The man has been identified as Gholamreza Ardeshiri from Iran. 

According to a report in India Times, Ardeshiri stopped consuming food in June 2006. Now, his body has adapted to Pepsi over the period of 17 years.
It all began after he had a strange feeling of an object-like hair inside his mouth. He says that he had a strange feeling that there was hair in his mouth and the end of it inside his stomach.

“It was like the hair was tugging in my throat, and I felt like I was suffocating; it was so tight that I didn’t know what to do. I can’t really describe it, but it felt crazy. I went to several doctors but no one could diagnose my illness and instead referred me to a psychiatrist,” said Ardeshiri while speaking to the local media.

“I was either in the doctor’s office or the hospital. There was no hair in my mouth, but the feeling of it was crazy. Till today, I don’t know the reason,” he added.

Now, his family refrains from eating in his presence due to his discomfort and nausea at the sight of food.

Moreover, Ardeshiri also sleeps merely four hours per night. To compensate for his less sleep schedule, he consumed extra three liters of carbonated beverages daily as his source of energy.