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Frederick Hoelzel's Cutlery
FrederickHoelzel

Origin

Frederick Hoelzel

Type

Cutlery

Effects

Matter Ingestion

Downsides

Nutrient Deprivation

Activation

Eating with

Collected by

Oto Barry and Michael Korss

Section

Tantalus-Limos-B15

Aisle

843962-6713

Shelf

54165-5716-457

Date of Collection

January 3, 1975

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OriginEdit

Frederick Hoelzel (1889-1963) was a gastronomical researcher, and the inventor of cellulose flour, one of the leading ingredients in diet food. He was better known to the press, however, as the Human Billy Goat.

As a teenager, Hoelzel suffered from frequent stomach problems, and so began experimenting with consuming calorie-free substances, particularly surgical cotton, as well as corncobs, sawdust, and crayons. While working as a researcher in the University of Chicago under the guidance of physiologist Anton Julius Carlson, his talents were used to gain insight on the human digestive system. He would swallow gravel, gold pellets, wiring, and glass beads and measure how long they and other similar objects would take to pass through him.

Despite his advancements in medical knowledge, Hoelzel only ever achieved the title of Assistant of Physiology, and was one of the first to suggest that overeating may actually cause death. However, he did suffer physically from his diet, and was skeletal thin for most of his life.

Effects Edit

Imbued with Hoelzel's gastronomical talent, anything consumed with these utensils can pass through the human body with no adverse reactions. Extended use will emaciate the body, however, as they will strip the body of the ability to properly digest nutrients.

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