It took 46 years, but this man just ate 30,000 Big Macs
Thirty-thousand. That’s 16,890,000 calories, or one metric tonne of fat. 64 year old Dan Gorske from Wisconsin just managed it.
He’s been eating them daily since they were introduced, and hasn’t stopped for anything...
Don Gorske is my hometown hero. He has been eating Big Macs daily since they were introduced 50 years ago. pic.twitter.com/rv8SdBKrth— Fred Boness (@FredBoness) May 6, 2018
Crowds and news crews flocked to capture the landmark event:
It’s one for the history books. He’s done it. Local folk hero Don Gorske has eaten his 30,000th Big Mac. Let the record show it took place 3:30pm at the Fond du Lac @McDonalds. He cautions this may be his last milestone, projecting 40,000 would come in 2032. #SuperSizeMe #WISN12 pic.twitter.com/4rJ5lTCYui— Nick Bohr (@NickBohrWISN) May 4, 2018
Surely then, he is the most unhealthy man in all of history? Well, not really, his cholesterol and blood pressure are fine, and he even ran a marathon in 2006...
It took 46 years to eat 30,000 Big Macs. Believe it or not, Don Gorske says his cholesterol and blood pressure are normal. https://t.co/6AICqXmsOk— wilxTV (@wilxTV) May 6, 2018
His obsession isn’t just with eating the food from McDonalds, he also kept a catalogue of memorabilia all this time. Sadly, he lost most of this in the 90s when a tornado struck his house.
“While he has managed through the years to preserve and categorize most everything related to his Big Mac obsession, he did lose about 7,000 or so Styrofoam cartons that were damaged in a tornado that blew the soffits off his house on June 2, 1990.” Don Gorske 🏆🍔🚨 https://t.co/t1qOaAnjLm— Dr. Skiv (@DrSkivington) May 5, 2018
Since beginning his habit, he’s only spent 8 days without eating one.
Here’s to another 30,000, I guess!