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12,000 Big Mac's (and counting)

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

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    1. re: jrvedivici

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

      1. re: jrvedivici

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

        1. 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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          1. re: Disneyfreak

            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.

            1. re: Servorg

              What does "YMMV" mean ?

              1. re: kevin

                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.

            2. re: Disneyfreak

              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.

            3. 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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              1. re: kevin

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

                1. re: Wes Mantooth

                  I'm pretty sure he is eating the fries.

                  1. re: John E.

                    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.

                    1. re: Wes Mantooth

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

                      1. re: John E.

                        Maybe he has to order the combo meal.

                        so he grabs the drinks and then tosses the fries.

                        1. re: kevin

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

                          1. re: Servorg

                            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.

              2. 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")

                1. This is the other guy that I referenced:

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