For many adults, eating fast food is somewhat of a treat but for a guy named Don Gorske from Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin, it’s pretty much all he’s ever eaten for his entire adult life.
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Gorske began his love affair with fast food – and in particular the Big Mac – back on May 17th 1972 when he picked up his first car and immediately drove it to McDonald’s to purchase the classic burger. He enjoyed it so much that he went back later that day and got two more, and he hasn’t stopped since, only missing eight days in the past 46 years and usually eating two a day. What an absolute legend.
He had legitimate reasons for missing the Big Macs too and none of this ‘oh I didn’t feel like one that day’ bullshit. In 1982, a snowstorm closed the only McDonald’s he would have been able to travel to, and in 1988 when his mother died she requested that he didn’t eat a Big Mac that day out of respect for her. Sounds like she really approved of this habit.
I know that this sounds like fake news because it’s so stupid, so here’s a real life news report on the fact that Gorske recently ate his 30,000th Big Mac. Apparently a bunch of people from the area travelled to the local McDonald’s to witness him do it too, which kinda sounds like a scene out of Eerie, Indiana or The Wonder Years or The Adventures Of Pete And Pete or something:
Truly bizarre. The ‘event’ apparently included a half hour presentation from Gorske too, where he showed off his record books, old wrappers and boxes from his five decades of eating Big Macs. In case you were wondering, Gorske is OCD, which goes some way to explaining his habit.
Here’s what he had to say about his achievement:
This one is a biggie for me, something I have been looking forward to.
People make fun of me, but it never bothered me.
At my last medical check-up I had low cholesterol and my blood pressure was perfect.
I’ve picked one up for the way home too. Maybe I’ll be eating it when I catch myself on the news, who knows?
I guess some heroes don’t wear capes – they just eat Big Macs every day. A true legend.
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