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25,000th Big Mac. 13,800 days. One guy.

25,000th Big Mac: Wisconsin man reaches milestone 39 years after he began eating Big Macs.

In this photo made on Dec. 29, 2009, a Big Mac sandwich is displayed in North Huntingdon, Pa. A Fond du Lac, Wis., man claims he will eat his 25,000th Big Mac May 17, 2011, exactly 39 years after he ate his first one.

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Word comes from Fond du Lac, Wis., that a resident is eating his 25,000th Big Mac at a special ceremony Tuesday.

It is exactly 39 years since Don Gorske started eating the iconic double beef-patty sandwich from McDonald’s. He says he’s missed only eight days since his first Big Mac bite on May 17, 1972.

That works out to just under two Big Macs a day on average -- nearly a third of an American’s average daily caloric intake, two-thirds if you’re a resident of the Congo.

Is any burger – or any food, for that matter -- that good that someone would want to keep eating it twice a day for 13,871 days?

Well, some people are just driven. Florida resident Suzanne Rutland claims to have eaten more than 50,000 Hostess CupCakes – sometimes up to four a day -- in her lifetime.

Mr. Gorske has no plans to stop eating Big Macs after No. 25,000, he told WGBA TV in Green Bay, Wis. “Not even $1 million could get me to go someplace else.”


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