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A frozen obsession!

Kailash Vishwakarma, an auto mechanic from Kanpur loves to eat ice as snack and can gorge almost twenty to twenty-two kilograms of ice per day.

india Updated: Dec 08, 2006 19:36 IST

Kailash Vishwakarma, an auto mechanic in Kanpur, can eat twenty to twenty two kilograms of ice a day. What's most bizarre is the fact that he relishes this snack even in winter.

Vishwarkarma has been a mechanic for five years and first started eating ice as a past time activity. Later on, he developed a taste for it, and now he nurtures the hope of setting a new record by consuming 50 kilograms of ice a day during the summer.

"There was an ice shop near my earlier garage. During my free time, I used to eat ice as a past time, but gradually, it became a habit. Now, I can eat almost twenty to twenty two kilograms of ice during the day. Soon, I will break the record of eating fifty kilograms of ice by next summer. It has caused no harm to me in the past," said Vishwakarma.

Watching Kailash eating ice came as a surprise to his neighbours initially, but now they have got used to it, and wish that his name appears in the Limca Book of Records.

"The way we eat groundnuts, he eats ice. It is surprising and difficult to believe. He has already eaten fifty kilograms of ice during the summers and even in winters, he relishes eating ice. We wish that his name should be included in the Limca Book of Records," said Amit Arora, Vishwakarma's neighbour.

Earlier, Kailash's wife and children opposed his peculiar habit, but now they are accustomed to it. Others who watch Kailash eating ice find it hard to believe.