Yesterday Don Gorske set a new world record by eating his 25,000th Big Mac in his lifetime. The news reports are full of charming anecdotes surrounding this man and his accomplishment. My favorite is the one where his brother recounts how he once asked Don, doesn’t he ever get tired of eating the same thing over and over again? Don reportedly replied, “Sometimes I eat them upside down.” Turning the burger over 180 degrees is enough to rearrange the order in which the flavors enter his mouth. Here are some other fun facts about this story:
At 4pm Eastern, Don Gorske, 57, will have eaten his 25,000th Big Mac, reports Wisinfo. He has timed the event to coincide with the exact anniversary, down to the hour, of the very first time he ate, and fell in love with, Big Macs 39 years ago. Despite daily doses of Big Macs consisting of “90% of his solid food intake,” Gorske is not obese and he runs in races. How is this possible?
A McDonald’s worker in Brazil has been awarded $800 by a court, based on a claim that the company’s policy of offering staff a diet of the restaurant’s food was harmful to his health. The worker, Rafael Luiz, said the company should have given him a grocery allowance or coupons so he could buy his own food during the two years he worked there. The verdict hinged on a viewing of Morgan Spurlock’s “Supersize Me,” which apparently so disgusted the court that the judge may have been willing to write a check on the spot just to get Luiz’s lawyer to turn it off.
Note to McDonald’s: even when the bastards are, it’s generally a pretty poor idea to call your critics liars.
Morgan Spurlock, the filmmaker who ate nothing but douche-bags for his Oscar-nominated documentary Supersize Me– wait, we’re sorry, that should read “ate nothing but McDonald’s meals” – issued an apology for defamatory remarks he may made while addressing a school assembly last Friday.
Morgan Spurlock, jackass:
“The Gateway Grizzlies are proud to announce that they will be adding a new concession item to GMC Stadium for the 2006 season.