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12,000 Big Mac's (and counting)

Servorg Sep 13, 2013 07:39 AM

Maybe this is the epitome of the "anti-Chowhound?" I was both impressed and nonplussed.

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/lifestyle...

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  1. jrvedivici RE: Servorg Sep 13, 2013 08:03 AM

    I would love to know the reasoning behind only having one on Wednesday. lol

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      kevin RE: jrvedivici Sep 13, 2013 01:08 PM

      Perhaps it's a numbers thing. Like an OCD thing or part of a superstitious belief system.

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        John E. RE: jrvedivici Sep 15, 2013 07:45 PM

        Monday is a single Big Mac day for him as well. Apparently, he also eats a single Big Mac on some Fridays as well.

        If this guy has really eaten 12,000 Big Macs in his lifetime, that is 12,000 more than I have eaten so far in my lifetime.

      2. melpy RE: Servorg Sep 13, 2013 09:46 AM

        I would be sad eating anything that many times in a week. Variety is the spice of life.

        1. Disneyfreak RE: Servorg Sep 13, 2013 12:56 PM

          I just saw that story. While I will eat a Big Mac every now and again I can't imagine eating them 6 days a week. And having that (with fries and a drink) be the only thing I eat those 6 days. Wouldn't you get bored of it? I know I would.

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            Servorg RE: Disneyfreak Sep 13, 2013 01:02 PM

            I think it's a good illustration to those of us on CH that individual tastes really do run the gamut. And that the old throwaway acronym "YMMV" is not just a meaningless idea.

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              kevin RE: Servorg Sep 13, 2013 01:04 PM

              What does "YMMV" mean ?

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                ElsieDee RE: kevin Sep 13, 2013 07:40 PM

                Your Mileage May Vary, I assume. In other words, when referring to this thread, kind of saying that each of us might have a different experience / perception.

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              jw615 RE: Disneyfreak Sep 17, 2013 09:42 PM

              While I don't think that I could eat the same thing every day for that long, I do definitely go through phases where I eat the same thing over and over again, sometimes for multiple meals a day.

              Went through a chicken taco/burrito/nacho phase a couple of years back. Would make marinated chicken, beans, rice, fresh corn salsa and eat it in a variety of combinations. Went through a phase where I ate pasta with olive oil, garlic and herbs for dinner nearly every night. I had to put off my gall bladder surgery for two months (well, had to is a bit of an overstatement, but I wanted my step-daughter to get to go to camp, and I needed to work there for us to afford it) and was perfectly happy with the same turkey sandwich that I ate sometimes three times a day.

              I guess I'm sort of like a toddler.

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              kevin RE: Servorg Sep 13, 2013 01:07 PM

              According to the puff piece, he's in exceptional health too. But his health may be due to a rigorous fitness regiment, a high metabolic rate, great genes, or pure old-fashioned luck.

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                Wes Mantooth RE: kevin Sep 18, 2013 09:23 AM

                I find it very interesting that he doesn't eat the fries.

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                  John E. RE: Wes Mantooth Sep 18, 2013 11:32 AM

                  I'm pretty sure he is eating the fries.

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                    Wes Mantooth RE: John E. Sep 19, 2013 08:16 AM

                    It's true - I watched an interview this guy did on a Travel Channel special. At the time, which was roughly two years ago, he stated that he never orders the fries.

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                      John E. RE: Wes Mantooth Sep 19, 2013 10:05 AM

                      I wonder why he orders the fries if he does not eat them?
                      http://www.mnn.com/food/healthy-eatin...

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                        kevin RE: John E. Sep 19, 2013 11:56 AM

                        Maybe he has to order the combo meal.

                        so he grabs the drinks and then tosses the fries.

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                          Servorg RE: kevin Sep 19, 2013 12:00 PM

                          After less than 5% of his total Big Mac consumption I'd be tossing my cookies...

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                            kevin RE: Servorg Sep 19, 2013 12:04 PM

                            the fucking guy loves it, more power to him if that's what he wants.

                            as long as it don't make him crazy and does not inflict harm on others.

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                kevin RE: Servorg Sep 13, 2013 01:10 PM

                How many do you consume a year ?

                There was another guy (who may have passed away) who consumed thousands upon thousands of BigMacs too starting from the mid-1980s. If I'm not mistaken that guy was a big, tall guy (possibly above 6'2")

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                  kevin RE: Servorg Sep 13, 2013 01:21 PM

                  This is the other guy that I referenced:

                  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_Gorske

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