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13th May '17 7:09:32 AM Khathi
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* The usual sorts of leather that are used to make shoes are actually perfectly edible, if not exactly palatable the only problem is that to be water resistant and durable, the leather is generally tanned, which often makes it indigestible, if not outright toxic. Rawhide, however, which is tanned using animal grease, remains digestible even after treatment, so in the case of severe hunger [[ReducedToRatburgers rawhide items can be boiled and eaten]], or even nibbled as is. There are many well-documented cases of starving humans surviving on rawhide before getting help.
7th Apr '17 11:35:02 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{SpongeBob SquarePants}}'' episode "Recap/SpongebobSquarepantsS1E15SleepyTimeSuds", Gary recites a limerick to Spongebob with this as the punchline in Gary's dream. Long story.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{SpongeBob SquarePants}}'' episode "Recap/SpongebobSquarepantsS1E15SleepyTimeSuds", "[[Recap/SpongebobSquarepantsS1E15SleepyTimeSuds Sleepy Time Suds]]", Gary recites a limerick to Spongebob with this as the punchline in Gary's dream. Long story.
7th Apr '17 11:34:30 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{SpongeBob SquarePants}}'' episode "Recap/SpongebobSquarepantsS1E15SleepyTimeSuds", Gary recites a limerick to Spongebob with this as the punchline in Gary's dream. Long story.
24th Jan '17 6:29:14 PM jormis29
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* German film director Creator/WernerHerzog once made a wager with his friend, documentarian Creator/ErrolMorris, promising that he would eat his shoe if Morris ever completed his full-length film ''GatesOfHeaven''. When Morris did, Herzog used the wager to raise publicity and dined on the footwear at a local restaurant after the premiere. Another filmmaker, Les Blank, recorded the event for the short film [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin ''Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe''.]]

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* German film director Creator/WernerHerzog once made a wager with his friend, documentarian Creator/ErrolMorris, promising that he would eat his shoe if Morris ever completed his full-length film ''GatesOfHeaven''.''Film/GatesOfHeaven''. When Morris did, Herzog used the wager to raise publicity and dined on the footwear at a local restaurant after the premiere. Another filmmaker, Les Blank, recorded the event for the short film [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin ''Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe''.]]
19th Oct '16 4:40:35 PM SAMAS
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Not to be confused with a MarshmallowDream, in which a shoe may be eaten by accident(as shown in the Limerick above).
17th Oct '16 2:50:35 PM AgProv
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Out of all the unusual things that someone can eat, shoes tend to be the most popular choice in fiction. Probably because they are the type of clothing one misses the least. Also, they tend to be made of leather (which resembles food the most out anything else you'll ever wear).[[note]]Unless, of course you happen to be Music/LadyGaga. Then it's [[IconicOutfit something else.]][[/note]] TropeMaker is probably Creator/CharlieChaplin, who did it first in his classic ''Film/TheGoldRush'' (1925). A subtrope of PovertyFood.

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Out of all the unusual things that someone can eat, shoes tend to be the most popular choice in fiction. Probably because they are the type of clothing one misses the least. least - [[AllWomenLoveShoes if male]]. (It is no accident that the vast majority of last-resort shoe-eaters below are male). Also, they tend to be made of leather (which resembles food the most out anything else you'll ever wear).[[note]]Unless, of course you happen to be Music/LadyGaga. Then it's [[IconicOutfit something else.]][[/note]] TropeMaker is probably Creator/CharlieChaplin, who did it first in his classic ''Film/TheGoldRush'' (1925). A subtrope of PovertyFood.
20th Jul '16 11:23:00 AM WillKeaton
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' episode "Citizen Max," a flashback shows then poor Montana Max and Buster Bunny talking about eating a shoe.
10th Apr '16 11:42:04 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''PetAlien'': Gumper eats everything, including shoes.

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* ''PetAlien'': ''WesternAnimation/PetAlien'': Gumper eats everything, including shoes.
14th Mar '16 2:45:59 PM eroock
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Out of all the unusual things that someone can eat, shoes tend to be the most popular choice in fiction. Probably because they are the type of clothing one misses the least. Also, they tend to be made of leather (which resembles food the most out anything else you'll ever wear).[[note]]Unless, of course you happen to be Music/LadyGaga. Then it's [[IconicOutfit something else.]][[/note]] TropeMaker is probably Creator/CharlieChaplin, who did it first in his classic ''Film/TheGoldRush'' (1925).

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Out of all the unusual things that someone can eat, shoes tend to be the most popular choice in fiction. Probably because they are the type of clothing one misses the least. Also, they tend to be made of leather (which resembles food the most out anything else you'll ever wear).[[note]]Unless, of course you happen to be Music/LadyGaga. Then it's [[IconicOutfit something else.]][[/note]] TropeMaker is probably Creator/CharlieChaplin, who did it first in his classic ''Film/TheGoldRush'' (1925).
(1925). A subtrope of PovertyFood.
17th Jan '16 1:55:29 PM thatother1dude
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''To find that [[MarshmallowDream his dream had come true]]"''

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''To find that [[MarshmallowDream his dream had come true]]"''true"''
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