Don Gorske celebrated a milestone recently. He ate his 25,000th Big Mac.  "How many?" I can hear you asking. Well, if Don Gorske, the man in question, ate one a day, he wouldn't hit the 25k mark for over 68 years.  However...

...Don Gorske doubles his rate by eating two per day. Gross. Perhaps his love of the burger is caused by the fact that his taste buds are, for lack of a better phrase, "screwed up." Some days he can taste fine, some days he can't taste anything at all. I think I would prefer the latter if I was tasked with eating 25,000 of anything in my life.

Gorske is aware that he could only near this milestone if he was steadfast in his diet of two all-beef patties, lettuce , cheese, pickles, onions, special sauce on a sesame seed bun. Gorske admits, "A person like me, I just don't change too much. It's pretty much two Big Macs a day. When I can travel to sporting events, I like to take my Big Mac along."

I part of the reason this story resonates so much is that one gets the feeling that the Big Mac is not just something Don Gorske eats. It's an important part of his life. Like Wilson the volleyball was to Tom Hanks in Castaway. Is that a roundabout way of saying that Groske is kinda crazy? Absolutely. But 25,000 burgers is pretty impressive. Way to go, Don.  And congrats too on kind of looking like John Lennon with a pony tail.