- The Greatest Glutton in history
- Believe It or Not! Roman Emperor Vitellius (15-69 A.D.) spent $90 million on food in 8 months. Spending $375,000 a day!
Vitellius frequently ate more than 1,000 oysters in a day and indulge in such extravagant dishes of livers parrot, pig, peacock brains and flamingo tongues, all served on large silver plate worth over $100,000.
Despite his fabulous wealth and exotic taste in food, Vitellius starved his old mother to death to fulfill a prophecy that he would have a long trouble-free reign is she died of hunger!