25,000th Big Mac. 13,800 days. One guy.

25,000th Big Mac: Wisconsin man reaches milestone 39 years after he began eating Big Macs.

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In this photo made on Dec. 29, 2009, a Big Mac sandwich is displayed in North Huntingdon, Pa. A Fond du Lac, Wis., man claims he will eat his 25,000th Big Mac May 17, 2011, exactly 39 years after he ate his first one.

Word comes from Fond du Lac, Wis., that a resident is eating his 25,000th Big Mac at a special ceremony Tuesday.

It is exactly 39 years since Don Gorske started eating the iconic double beef-patty sandwich from McDonald’s. He says he’s missed only eight days since his first Big Mac bite on May 17, 1972.

That works out to just under two Big Macs a day on average -- nearly a third of an American’s average daily caloric intake, two-thirds if you’re a resident of the Congo.

Is any burger – or any food, for that matter -- that good that someone would want to keep eating it twice a day for 13,871 days?

Well, some people are just driven. Florida resident Suzanne Rutland claims to have eaten more than 50,000 Hostess CupCakes – sometimes up to four a day -- in her lifetime.

Mr. Gorske has no plans to stop eating Big Macs after No. 25,000, he told WGBA TV in Green Bay, Wis. “Not even $1 million could get me to go someplace else.”

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