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Big Mac Attack

“Two beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun.”

Remember that jingle from decades ago, where every Big Mac fan was challenged by McDonald’s to either sing or recite it as fast as they could without missing a single word? Well, I’m pretty sure that Dennis Rosenlof of Salt Lake City, Utah can launch into the jingle in his sleep without missing a beat since that special sauce has been running through his veins for the last 30 years.

So what’s the big deal about someone eating some Big Macs for all those years? Ah folks, here the mystery unravels. You see, Rosenlof has scarfed down, by his estimate, more than 12,000 of the double-patty, special-sauce burgers during the last 30 years.

“My first meal of the day is always at about 10:30, when they open for Big Macs,” the 64-year-old appliance salesman and Vietnam vet told ABC news last month. “I enjoy what I eat. It tastes great, so I eat the same thing every day.”

On Mondays he has one Big Mac, two on Tuesdays, one on Wednesdays, two on Thursdays one or two on Fridays and always two on Saturdays. So by my count, that’s 10 Big Macs a week…for 30 years!

“Sunday my wife cooks a meal and we eat a family dinner, so it works out great,” he added.

And speaking of his wife, who is a registered nurse by the way, while she has tried to encourage him to eat healthier she isn’t too concerned since his weight and cholesterol are at healthy levels.

Hmmm…let’s see now: the Golden Arches just came to town, the Big Mac years ago was my favorite sandwich, my weight and cholesterol are in check, and my wife Marge is a registered nurse. Maybe it’s time to rekindle the love affair with the big burger. Now, let’s say I eat one Big Mac per week, that will give me at least 50 for the year, and as modest as the number is, who knows, I just might be named the Big Mac champ of the senior circuit…

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