Marie Leszczynska, the wife of King Louis XV, loved oysters too much!

One day, she was so ill, after having swallowed too large a quantity of oysters, (nearly 180), that it was considered useful to make her administer the last rites ...

Miraculously saved by the absorption of a “Chartreux powder”; she began to greedily eat roast poultry, soups, pieces of veal and ... even oysters!

She was very greedy and ate like four.

A courtier a day told her all the dishes she had eaten at her last meal.

She never spoke to him again.