Small children, the {{Cloudcuckoolander}} and TheDitz are prone to eating things that should not be eaten. Not necessarily a case of ExtremeOmnivore, as it may just be this one specific non-food item that the character consumes. Most common in this category are glue, crayons, soap, bugs, and [[NoseNuggets snot]]. If the child puts things in other facial orifices, it's a NoseShove.

See also EatDirtCheap.


[[folder: Comic Books ]]

* The ComicBook/AmalgamUniverse Legion of Galactic Guardians features a character amalgamated from Paste-Pot Pete and Matter-Eater Lad. His powers, fortunately, remain a mystery.


[[folder: Film ]]

* ''Film/BillyMadison'' sits next to a boy eating the glue in his first-grade class.
* One of Grace's students in ''Film/BruceAlmighty'' is constantly eating arts and crafts supplies. She comments that she expects him to poop an ornament any time now.
* [[TheVoiceless Dopey]] from ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'' once ate an entire bar of soap without even realizing it. Only after hiccuping bubbles does he get a clue about where it ended up (even then it still took him a while); he doesn't exactly look satisfied about this revelation but he spends so much time [[HiccupHijinks hiccuping up a storm]] that it's difficult to tell his emotions during that scene.


[[folder: Literature ]]

* One of Creator/HilaireBelloc's Cautionary Verses is titled "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Henry King, who Chewed Bits of String, and was Early Cut Off in Dreadful Agonies]]".


[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* Tardy the Turtle from ''Series/GregTheBunny'' has eaten everything from crayons, to drumsticks (the musical kind) to paintballs.
-->'''Tardy:''' "The green ones make me horny!"
* A ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' episode had a man with pica (see the RealLife section below) as the perp. It was noted that pica on its own does not make someone dangerous, but because the PsychopathicManchild in question had been licking the (illegally lead-based) paint off his toy cars from a young age, he had permanent brain damage.
* In ''Series/DrakeAndJosh'', Josh gets a job teaching Megan's 5th grade class and starts giving them college-level homework, claiming that they are smarter than given credit for. To which one of the students points out that another is eating glue.


[[folder: Video Game ]]

* In ''[[VideoGame/BackyardSports Backyard Football]]'', Dmitri Petrovich admits that he is a paste-eater which explains his nickname of "Paste".


[[folder: Web Animation ]]

* Strong Sad from ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' used to eat colored chalk as a child. "I was sick for a year and almost diiied."


[[folder: Webcomics ]]

* TheDitz Monette in ''Webcomic/SomethingPositive'' comments, "Putting salted peanuts in Coke is a step up from eating crayons and even I stopped doing that a few years ago." (She's in her early twenties when she says this.)
* Cat from the webcomic ''Webcomic/CatAndGirl'' is known to eat paint.
* In ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'', [[ Zoe does it here]]. "Pashe ish yummy!"
* In ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', the Wayward Vagabond compulsively eats any green things he can find. Examples include two pieces of green chalk, a chunk of radioactive material, and the Uberbunny's eye.
** Terezi doesn't necessarily EAT chalk, but she licks them until they are no longer.
* {{Invoked|Trope}} in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick''. Belkar threatens Myzaki's horse with being turned into paste, "The kind the weird kid in the back eats."


[[folder: Web Original ]]

* During the ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}'' video of ''WebVideo/TwoBestFriendsPlay'', Pat accuses Matt of doing this. Matt's only response is that it's "getting a little personal". In the animated version where they're replaced with [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Celestia and Luna]], it cuts to Luna who is indeed in the middle of eating those when she says that line.
* [[WebVideo/{{Vinesauce}} Vinny]], while corrupting ''VideoGame/SuperMario64'', stated that he had a friend in school who liked to eat glue.


[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* [[TheDitz Ralph Wiggum]] on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' is known for eating glue, crayons and worms, among other things. One episode also explains the cause of Homer Simpson's dim wit � he ''inhaled'' crayons up his nose as a child. In the episode, the crayon stuck in his brain since his childhood is surgically removed, and he becomes very intelligent. However, [[spoiler:Homer feels that things just aren't the same, and inhales another crayon to get back to his normal, dumb but likeable self]].
** In one issue of the comic, Homer eats a Parent-Teacher lecture on why it's bad;
-->'''Skinner:''' Listen up, everyone. I want to tell you the sad story of the cousin of a student who a friend of mine taught at a neighboring school in [[WhereTheHellIsSpringfield the state just to the east of the state that Springfield is in.]] He knew a fellow student who ate too much paste just before he was about to give a tuba recital during homecoming. the sound that emitted from the tuba when he pulled his lips free was so ''intense'' that it knocked over a ladder, causing a man to fall and grab onto a power line, which produced ''flying sparks.'' A passing ''diesel'' drove through the sparks and smashed into an ''oil refinery.'' A sleeping hobo was awakened by the noise. He was ''so'' annoyed at the disruption that he set a fire that burned down ''the entire town!'' The moral of this story-- ''Don't eat paste!'' Besides, it's made from processed horse hooves!
-->'''Homer:''' Mmm... Processed horse hooves.
** In "Lisa's Date With Destiny" Lisa tells Bart that Milhouse eats toast with Vaseline on it. According to the [=DVD=] commentary: this was based on a child from Josh Weinstein's school days who everyday would get on to the bus with a piece of toast, which had Vaseline on it.
* Comes up a couple of times in ''ThePenguinsOfMadagascar''. In "Sting Operation", Private spits bubbles and happily declares, "I ate soap!" while under the effects of PhlebotinumInducedStupidity. In "All King, No Kingdom", Maurice and Mort accidentally break Julien's throne:
-->"I'll get the glue."\\
"To eat?"\\
* On ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'', there was a boy in the girls' class named [[PunnyName Elmer Sglue]] who was teased (mainly by Buttercup) for eating paste. A fly tainted by toxic waste fell on the paste he was eating, turning him into a giant glue monster who wreaked havoc on the city.
* Cheryl Tunt from ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'' chugs down jars of rubber cement.
* In ''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce'', it's mentioned by Gwen that Ben and JT used to eat paste together back when they were kids.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'': in "Friend or Faux", a boy in Lisa's class can be seen eating paste. It's for this reason Lisa deems him unfit to become her friend.


[[folder: Real Life ]]

* TruthInTelevision to people who have pica, a mental disorder where people have an appetite for things which are non-nutritive or base ingredients which it is abnormal to consume, such as crayons, chalk, dirt, ice cubes, flour, pencils or salt.
** The show called ''My Strange Addiction'' sometimes deals with people who have this. They had interviewed people who eats glass, cigarette ashes, tissues, chalk, and other things...
* In a combination of [[MadArtist insanity]] and [[StarvingArtist poverty]], Creator/VincentVanGogh would at times nibble on his paint and drink turpentine, which probably didn't help his health/sanity. At one point he even had a suicide attempt trying to eat lead-heavy yellow oil paint.
* The basic wheat paste used by bookbinders is harmless enough to eat, since it's essentially flour and water. Keith A. Smith, when giving the recipe in his books on binding, notes you could add an egg and some vanilla extract and make a custard.[[note]]He didn't say whether it'd be a ''good'' one.[[/note]]