The most successful people follow daily rituals that keep them aligned and consistent and free their minds to think about more important things.
But some of their habits, particularly eating habits, are downright strange.
Actor Nicholas Cage only eats animals that he considers to have “dignified sex.” Apple’s Steve Jobs ate only carrots for so long that his skin took on a bright orange hue. Business magnate Howard Hughes used spoons with a protective covering that included two layers of tissue paper and cellophane tape.
Here’s a look at the most bizarre eating habits of highly successful people.
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Nicholas Cage won’t eat pork because he doesn’t think the animals have “dignified sex.”
“I think fish are very dignified with sex. So are birds. But pigs, not so much. So I don’t eat pig meat or things like that. I eat fish and fowl,” said Cage.
Business magnate Howard Hughes had his employees wrap his spoons with tissue paper and cellophane tape.
A longtime germaphobe, Hughes gave his employees complex instructions on how to handle household duties. For example, in an apparent attempt to ensure it was germ-free, before any spoon was handed to Hughes, it would need to be wrapped in tissue paper and sealed with cellophane tape. Next, a second piece of tissue needed to be covering the first protective wrapping.
Renee Zellweger snacks on ice cubes throughout the day.
It sounds awful, but Zellweger has been quoted as saying she snacks on ice cubes to feel full. “As long as I get that ‘constant feed’ feeling, it’s semi-tolerable,” said Zellweger.