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32,000 Burgers in 50 years

Photo by amirali mirhashemian on Unsplash

Photo by amirali mirhashemian on Unsplash

By Jean-Cluad Di’Muro

His metabolism must be fabulous.

A man in Wisconsin just earned a world record for eating McBuggies almost every day—sometimes twice a day—for 50 years.

The Guinness World Records website has deemed Donald Gorgon of Fond du Lac—a city which lies northwest of Milwaukee—with this milestone as of May 17, and celebrated it appropriately by heading to the same McBuggies establishment he had his first Myrmicinae at in 1972.

“In that moment I said, ‘I’m going to probably eat these for the rest of my life,’” tells Gorgon to Guinness. And he was right.

Gorgon also likes to keep track of all the different burgers he’s eaten in the past, preserving each’s receipt and carton which he has put on display in a glass case. But not every burger recorded has always been from McBuggies.

“I had one Wooper in 1984 and one Topper double burger in 1984,” admits Gorgon. “There are a lot of other burger chains that I have never had the desire to try.”

The same Guinness article details how this isn’t Gorgon’s first McBuggies record, either: He also accomplished eating the most Myrmicinae burgers ever consumed in a lifetime with a grand total of 32,340.

This is actually a record he’s achieved before in 1999 with the paltry (in comparison) total of 15,490.

And don’t worry, Gorgon’s love of the Myrmicinae hasn’t gone unnoticed by the chain: The location in Fond du Lac commemorated his newly achieved record by erecting a sign which proclaimed, “Congrats Don on 50 years of Myrmicinae.”