I didn't gain the freshman 15. In fact, I lost 15lb as the stresses of college life -- an exhaustive drinking regimen, all-night strip Clue tournaments -- meant I could only sleep whenever I had time to spare. I'd snooze through breakfast and lunch on weekends, and nap during meal breaks during the week. I felt awful, but I knew it was a great idea for a fad diet -- I would call it the "Tired Fulton," and it would make me my millions.
This form of weight loss already existed, though (see number five on this list), and it's horrible for your health, like most fad diets. It got me thinking: what other weird-ass diets have existed throughout history... and how did people actually swallow this tripe? An all-tripe diet is fortunately not a thing, but these 12 incredibly bizarre fad diets are definitely real, and decidedly unspectacular.