If you’ve seen ‘Sueprsize Me’, then you might remember the story of Don Gorske – the guy who’s eaten a Big Mac every day since May 17th 1972.
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Well, even though ‘SuperSize Me’ came out almost twenty years ago, that doesn’t mean that Don Gorske has stopped eating Big Macs. Anything but – he’s continued his legacy and has now eaten one almost every single day for the last fifty years given that I’m writing this on May 19th 2022.
I say almost because he has actually managed to take eight days off which is pretty astonishing when you think about it. I imagine on Christmas Day he would buy one the day before and keep a hold of it for the big day?
But even so missing eight days in fifty years is absolutely crazy when you think about being sick or having surgery or going on holiday or something. Although Don Gorske does seem kinda like one of the guys who has never left his home state of Wisconsin in his life.
Anyway, here are a couple of videos about his story:
It all began in 1972:
“I drove straight to McDonald’s, got my first three Big Macs, then got in the car and ate them. In that moment I said ‘I’m going to probably eat these for the rest of my life’. I threw the boxes onto the back seat, and started counting them from day one.”
— Guinness World Records (@GWR) May 17, 2022
Lol. I love the way that he kept every single receipt and carton for his Big Macs for 50 years to prove that he had eaten one every day. What an absolute maniac, but I suppose he does have some weird level of internet notoriety because of it now.
It’s also great that the very first time he had a Big Mac he bought three of them at the same time because they looked so good. Who the hell buys three burgers at once? And three Big Macs as well, not even a single cheeseburger?
Other question I have to ask about all this is how the hell is Don Gorske still alive? Guy has been eating Big Macs every day – maybe two or three at a time? – and probably not that much else so I can’t see him getting the nutrients and shit that his body needs? He’s not even that fat which is a miracle in itself, although he is a ‘hyperactive guy’ who does a lot of walking. Guy is a full on enigma.
For more of the same, check out this guy who buried a Big Mac in his garden then dug it up and ate it 14 years later. What a weirdo.