Man sets world record eating McDonald's Big Macs every day for 50 years

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There's no denying this man is the biggest Big Mac lover in the world.

Donald Gorske, 67, says he's been eating at least two Big Macs every day for about 50 years. The now-retired prison guard from Fond du Lac, Wisconsin has kept track of every single Big Mac he's consumed since 1972.

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Gorske actually set the Guinness World Record for the most Big Macs eaten in a lifetime back in 1999. But he never stopped eating the double decker burgers and 22 years later has smashed his record by downing 32,340 Big Macs.

"I love hamburgers like no other food," Gorske told Guinness. "This is a McDonald’s Big Mac – it's the best sandwich in the world! When I like something, I stick with it all the time."

Gorske's Big Mac obsession started when he got his first car at 17-years-old.

"I drove straight to McDonald's, got my first three Big Macs, then got in the car and ate them. In that moment I said 'I'm going to probably eat these for the rest of my life,'" he explained.

His love of Big Macs is even memorialized in his home. Every time the burger gets a redesigned container, Gorske saves the packaging and proudly displays his collection in a custom made cabinet. He also saves every receipt, organized in boxes by years.

Gorske's love of Big Macs even earned him a cameo in the 2004 Morgan Spurlock documentary "Super Size Me."

Downing two burgers a day at 563 calories a piece doesn't exactly sound like the healthiest lifestyle. But Gorske says his health is in tip top shape. His secret? Skip the French fries. He told Guinness he has a great blood sugar level and exceptionally good cholesterol. He also walks about six miles per day to maintain his health.

Gorske plans to continue eating Big Macs every day for the rest of his life, and looks forward to besting his world record yet again in the future.

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