Pictured on the left is a photograph from the Sunday Telegraph in Australia of a Double pounder available from McDonald's there as a 'special order'.
It seems its existence came to light after a 17 year old young man was featured on U-Tube eating one as a dare.
It has eight meat patties and nine slices of cheese, and sells for a trifling $17.95.
The mere fact that it is from McDonald's is enough to get the usual suspects in a tizz.
So it has been labelled McCardiac and a "heart attack waiting to happen".
While I'm sure that a regular diet of this burger would in the fullness of time be detrimental to ones health eating one as a dare is just a bit of youthful fun.
Gee we have got to let boys be boys - life gets serious enough all to soon and scoffing on a giant cheese burger is a lot less detrimental to their health than many other examples of youthful exuberance.
There is nothing new under the sun. A friend of mine ate ten big macs, washed down with two thick shakes under similar circumstances some years ago.
It might be good business practice to provide a product to cater to this market.