“This Is a Ritual”: SA Reacts to Student Eating Papers in a Viral Video

“This Is a Ritual”: SA Reacts to Student Eating Papers in a Viral Video

  • A woman took to social media to showcase how one student in her class eats paper, and people were shocked
  • The TikTok footage gathered many views along with thousands of likes and comments online
  • Netizens reacted to the clip as they cracked jokes in the comments section, while others expressed their thoughts
  • Briefly News spoke to medical doctor Alain Ngamba, who shared why people should not consume paper

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One student in South Africa shocked people with her antics, and a video of the incident went viral on social media.

A TikTok video shows a student with paper in a classroom.
A South African student ate papers in her classroom in a TikTok video. Image: @uavuyile.
Source: TikTok

Student eating papers in class goes viral on TikTok

The footage shared by @uavuyile on the video platform shows a young lady sitting in a classroom, devouring paper as if it were food without any care. The lady shocked many with her antics.

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@uavuyile, who shared the clip, poked fun at the student, saying:

"The only way to save the semester is to eat the information."

The video became a viral hit, generating over 166K, thousands of likes, and many comments on TikTok.

Watch the video below:

Why people should not consume paper

Well, eating paper is generally considered harmful rather than beneficial for several reasons, according to medical doctor Alain Ngamba, who said the following while speaking to Briefly News:

"Eating paper lacks nutritional value and can lead to digestive issues like constipation or blockage due to its indigestible fibres. Paper often contains harmful chemicals from dyes, inks, or bleach, posing toxicity risksAdditionally, paper is not sterile and may harbor contaminants, potentially causing infections if ingested," he said.

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The medical doctor added:

"Consuming a lot of paper, whether intentionally or as a disorder of disordered eating, may be a sign of underlying medical or psychiatric problems that need to be treated by a specialist."

He ended off by saying:

"Overall, deliberate consumption of paper is not recommended due to its health risks, emphasising the importance of a balanced diet and seeking medical advice for any concerns related to eating behaviours."

SA reacts to the student's eating paper

The video surprised many people, who rushed to the comments section to express their thoughts on the young lady's antics.

Nppoqo simply said:

"This is a ritual."

Lishivha Masakona cracked a joke, saying:

"She's consuming all the information."

MaHadebe wrote:

"Please, the consequences are not that severe, right? This is a great idea."

Mellokuhle35 expressed:

"Strategy discovered."

Amara shared:

"Low iron/anaemic people would understand, especially the smell of the paper."

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Caylinokelly commented:

"Literally, at UCT library, this girl went through 2 books in a couple of hours."

Woman shares unusual safety tip for e-hailing rides in a video, leaving SA stunned

Briefly News previously reported one woman in Mzansi showed ladies how she protects herself when she hops into an e-hailing cab.

According to Business Tech, South Africa's crime rate has skyrocketed, and the nation is now listed as one of the top dangerous countries in the world. Therefore, people will do everything possible to keep themselves safe. A young lady who goes by the TikTok handle @4ever_wandi unveiled to her viewers how she keeps herself safe while travelling with e-hailing cabs.

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Source: Briefly News

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Johana Mukandila (Editor) Johana Tshidibi Mukandila has been a Human Interest Reporter at Briefly News since 2023. She holds a national diploma in journalism from the Cape Peninsula University Of Technology (2023). She has worked at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, PAICTA, BONA Magazine and Albella Music Production. She is currently furthering her education in journalism at the CPUT. She has passed a set of trainings from Google News Initiative. Reach her at johana.mukandila@briefly.co.za