In continuing with the notion that VICE is doing a lot of truly original reporting these days, here’s a video they produced about YouTube viral sensation Shoenice22, otherwise known as Christopher Schewe. Christopher has become famous on YouTube for doing stunts involving eating non-edible objects. Some of these things aren’t too hazardous, they’re just not normally eaten, but others are truly a danger to himself and some fans have wondered how he’s even alive today.

Behind it all is a man with a troubled past, one that he admits to, and a future where he sees himself ending world hunger through the money he raises on his YouTube channel. In the end, you realize that through all the fame, he’s really just a normal guy with issues not unlike a lot of us. Video for this one after the jump.