I saw this on the Daily Buzz this morning. I had to search for several minutes to find the story online and then it was everywhere. So here it is in case you missed it because you were actually working at work or school today….
FOND DU LAC, Wis. – A 54-year-old man says his obsessive-compulsive disorder drove him to eat 23,000 Big Macs in 36 years.
Fifty-four-year-old Don Gorske says he hit the milestone last month, continuing a pleasurable obsession that began May 17, 1972 when he got his first car.
Gorske has kept every burger receipt in a box. He says he was always fascinated with numbers, and watching McDonald’s track its number of customers motivated him to track his own consumption.
He was at Fond du Lac High School for a math class demonstration where students figured his Big Mac consumption. It totaled 14 beef cattle, 560 pounds of cheese and 100 gallons of Special Sauce.
He’s even worked his ritual into his family life.
“My kids have probably eaten more Happy Meals than any kids in the world. There’s no doubt about that,” Gorske said.
Although he skips breakfast and lunch, dedicating his hunger to the Big Mac, his cholesterol is a modest 155. And this Big Mac iron man has no plans of changing.
“I have no idea how long I’m going to live. I’m just going to keep eating Big Macs,” he said.
Don missed eight days of Big Macs because of his mother’s funeral and blizzards — when the restaurant didn’t open. But he keeps a supply in his freezer now, just in case, so he doesn’t miss a day.e only day he skipped a Big Mac was the day his mother died, to respect her request.
I have my favorite foods as well, but I don’t eat them every day. I think that if I ate the same things everyday, the food would loose it’s taste and I would loose the pleasure I get from eating things like pancakes with apples and hash brown casserole from Cracker Barrel or 7 layer burritos at Taco Bell.