Knocked-up chicks are apparently experiencing the infamous odd-food lust much more today than they were in generations past. A new study shows that 30% more pregnant women are craving weird shit than they were 50 years ago. And yet, a third of these cravings were found to be not for food, specifically, but for "texture," with everything from toothpaste to coal being the object of desire. Says Fiona Ford of the University of Sheffield's Centre for Pregnancy Nutrition, "Ice is good for satisfying a craving for texture, and a non-toxic way, rather than chewing plaster off the walls, or chewing match heads, or some of the other things we have had." Um, yeah. [BBC]