(WIDK By Bob Bachelder) - One woman is using gasoline as fuel for her body rather than her vehicle.
TLC’s television program, My Strange Addiction, has introduced the public to Shannon, a 20-year-old London citizen who is addicted to drinking gasoline, and claims to ingest about 12 teaspoons per day.
According to The Nation, Shannon told TLC that she has consumed over 5 gallons in the past year.
Ingesting gasoline is extremely dangerous and has a variety of side effects including burns, vomiting, diarrhea, and in some cases, death.
“Even though it hurts me, it makes me feel good,” Shannon says.
Shannon keeps a canister under the sink for home use and fills a water bottle with the flammable liquid if she is heading out.
The full episode is set to premiere Sunday on TLC.