Let’s talk about the McChicken Sandwich.
A staple of the McDonald’s menu the world over, this humble chicken burger isn’t the flashiest meal the restaurant chain offers, nor is it as universally synonymous with McDonald’s as, say the mighty Big Mac.
One thing you can say about the McChicken Sandwich, though, is that it’s reliable. It’s always there for you when you need it, and you can always count on a solid, enjoyable experience.
Unless, of course, you decide to try and eat a hundred McChicken Sandwiches in a twenty four hour period.
Proving that there’s nothing some people won’t do in an effort to try and get attention (we hope you’re happy now), Derek Metcalf, a student of Michigan State University, has attempted to eat a full hundred McChicken sandwiches in a day, because clearly he hates himself.
Apparently, the challenge was originally thrown down on SnapChat, and Metcalf, clearly suffering from an overabundance of disposable income, decided to see how many chicken burgers he could munch his way through.
To give this attempt some context, a single McChicken Sandwich contains 350 calories, so a hundred of them would clock in at 35,000 calories. The average adult male requires around 10,000 calories a day, so this many sandwiches would mean attempting to eat over three times more food than is necessary in a twenty four hour period.
Nevertheless, Metcalf made an attempt at the challenge, mixing things up by trying to eat these burgers in a variety of ways, including cutting them up, frying them, and otherwise trying to make the whole experience less thoroughly disgusting.
Ultimately, though, he failed. As it turns out, there’s only so much mayonnaise the human body is willing to put up with in a short period of time before it just gets sick. Big surprise.
Still, Metcalf managed an impressive twenty four sandwiches before being unable to continue, which is in and of itself a feat of endurance worth noting (not celebrating, as it’s stupid to waste so many delicious burgers by scarfing them as quickly as possible, but that’s another issue altogether).
The next time you’re craving a McChicken Sandwich, think of Derek Metcalf, and how he proved that there is in fact a limit to the number of these burgers that a person can consume all at once.
This isn’t the kind of hard-hitting research that universities exist to enable, but it’s a hilarious by-product of the entire education system.