Did you know that Ancient Egyptian priests ate food that damaged their hearts? Or that Elvis Presley took pills to stay asleep just to stop himself from eating? Throughout history, people have turned to strange and often unappealing diets. From cannibals to rations, fasting to tapeworms, this book uses fascinating facts and stories to help children understand the historical, scientific and social aspects of our weird and wonderful diets. Part of the Horrid History of Beauty series.