Just call him the Big Mac "Daddy."
A 54-year-old Fond du Lac, Wis., man says his obsessive-compulsive disorder drove him to eat 23,000 Big Macs in 36 years.
Don Gorske, 54, says he hit the milestone last month, continuing a pleasurable obsession that began May 17, 1972 after he got his first car.
So how did Gorske keep a tally of the Big Macs? He kept every receipt in a box. He says he was always fascinated with numbers, and watching McDonald's track its number of customers motivated him to track his own consumption.
The only day he skipped a Big Mac was the day his mother died, to respect her request.
Read more: Fond Du Lac Reporter
Mechanical Gorilla Found After YouTube Ransom Demand
An 8-foot-tall mechanical gorilla swiped from a Maine store was found in a cornfield hundreds of miles away after an apologetic ransom demand turned up on YouTube.
"Seemore," as in "See More at Sandy's Sales," vanished during the Labor Day weekend. The gorilla's creator, Ken Booth of the Gorilla Robot Factory in Akron, Ohio, helped out by posting a YouTube video seeking the gorilla's return and offering a reward.
But that same day, another video surfaced on YouTube, showing a hooded person demanding a $1 million ransom and apologizing for his crimes.
"This is Sammie Longdong of the Sock Puppet Gang," the thief said. "If you want your gorilla back, I want $1 million."
Store owner Lowell Miller and his wife, Sandy intend to press charges.
Read more: Bangor Daily News
College Kid Gets Dad's Dorm
Following in your father's footsteps by attending the same university is one thing. But moving into the same dorm room as your dad?
Mike Robell has found himself in B310 in Emmons Hall at Michigan State University — the very same room occupied by his father in 1978.
What are the odds? The East Lansing university has about 8,000 rooms.
The freshman's father, Rich Robell, 50, said he suspected it was his old room. It has the same floor and same wall color. The phone number is the same, too. The same broken window latch offered some key evidence.
The proof came from a university archivist, who located a 1978 student directory.
Housing complex manager Tim Knight says it's the first time in his 37-year tenure that he's aware of a parent and child having the same room by chance. (AP)
Corpse Sellers Arrested in Cremation Murder Trade
Seven members of a Chinese gang in Puning, Guangdong province, have been arrested in connection with the murder of 100 disabled or elderly people whose corpses were sold for cremation to families who wanted to bury their loved ones, the South China Morning Post reported.
Mainland China outlawed the several-thousand-year-old burial tradition in the 1950s and enforced cremation to save on farmland, a move many blame for the rise in the black-market corpse for cremation trade.
Wealthy people who want to respect their loved ones by burying the bodies will buy corpses of murder victims to cremate, replacing their relatives' bodies, a police spokesman told the South China Morning Post. The family will later bury the real body according to traditional customs.
A Puning Public Security Bureau spokesman who declined to give his name told the South China Morning Post that the suspects are being interrogated and the case is still under investigation.
The suspects would reportedly trail victims, usually mentally disabled or elderly, drag them into vehicles in remote areas and either strangle or poison them.
Corpses would be sold for approximately $1,500 each and substituted for cremation.
Read More: Reuters
‘Biggest Waste of Space Ever’
Months after the English national team was humiliated in the Euro Cup, the soccer squad has been dismissed by their own countrymen as “Biggest Waste of Space Ever.”
A poll of 3,000 Britons, taken by storage product company BiGDUG, gave the team the embarrassing distinction ahead of troubled rocker Pete Doherty and Prime Minister Gordon Brown.
"As storage product specialists we try to minimize the floor space wasted by businesses across the UK — but there's not a lot we can do about the England team or Gordon Brown,'' a BiGDUG spokesman said.
Read more: NewsLite.tv.
Cat Survives 70-Mile Journey
A cat survived a 2 1/2-hour trip on a spare tire under her owner's truck. Gil Smith recently drove from his Gilbert home 70 miles away for a business meeting in Kearny. When he got out of the truck, he heard a cat in distress and realized it was his.
Smith said the cat, Bella, was hysterical, shaky and tired, but was smart enough to know not to jump off the tire as the truck was moving.
Smith and his wife have adopted three indoor cats, three goats and three chickens. But Smith said Bella, an outdoor cat the couple adopted years ago, has a special place in his wife's heart.
Smith said he canceled his meeting with a state Department of Economic Security official who had driven 50 miles to get to Kearny so he could get Bella home.
It was either that, or, he jokes, get a divorce. (AP)
Bikini Goal Falls Short
It was no day at the beach for bikini-clad world record seekers in the U.K., or maybe it was.
Some 250 women gathered on the sands of the Jubilee beach in Southend, England, until rain ended the effort.
Unfortunately for the women, who were bearing all for the Southend Hospital Breast Unit, they fell short of the world record mark of 1,010 women set last year on Bondi beach in Australia.
Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello could not be reached for comment.
Read More: The Sun
Officials in a Peruvian neighborhood are so fed up with a multitude of noisy dogs that it has decided to take matters into their own hands.
The town of Jesus Maria, a neighborhood in Lima, has issued an order barring households from having more than one dog. Families in violation of the order face fines of up to $237.
"Neighbors have complained they cannot live in peace, harmony, or good physical and mental health because ... noisy dogs disturb the peace," the order, printed in the neighborhood newspaper, says.
Read more: Reuters
Compiled by FOXNews.com's Tom Durante.
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