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Man finds genius way to triple the size of a McDonald’s Egg McMuffin for $3.90

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but that doesn't stop the staff in McDonald's from looking at you a bit weird when you ask to triple the size of your bacon, sausage and egg McMuffin at six o'clock in the morning. Slight break of social norms, yes, but who are they to tell me how to live my life? I'm already in McDonald's, I've already lost (or won, depending on how you look at it).

Still though, why let that put you off? Especially when you can do it for an absolute steal at just $3.90 (£2.80), thanks to a cunning trick dreamed up by thrifty muffin enthusiast Paul Steele. Steele, 26, has devised the perfect ploy for maxing the size of your breakfast snack for a nominal fee - and it's so good, that his friends have suggested he deserves a Nobel Prize.

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His supersized double sausage and egg McMuffin features four pork sausage patties, three eggs, three slices of cheese and two rashers of bacon and it all came to him - as most ground-breaking ideas do - during an epiphany at a Maccies self-service checkout. "I went in feeling super hungry and that's when I had the idea to just keep adding extra bacon, patties, eggs and cheese."

"It just came to me - it was like when Newton discovered gravity." The legend feels right to feel this way, the standard double sausage and egg McMuffin from the regular menu costs $5.84, including a breakfast side and drink.

This wasn't good enough for our muffin man Paul. Like all the greats of our time and times gone, he dared to dream. He demanded more, and you can be sure he got it. I'm sure we'll see a Hollywood remake of his story very soon.

Paul paid $1.11 to add two patties, $1.11 for two rashers of bacon, $1.11 for two extra eggs and $0.56 for two more slices of cheese. In total, that's $7.79, and the result was truly something to behold. Honestly, it could turn a vegan.

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Talking to the press Paul reflected on his earth-shattering revelation saying, "at first the lady making the sandwich seemed a little bit confused but I have to say she made it beautifully. I reckon once this gets out it's going to cause a craze all across the country. It's something I'll probably be remembered for in years to come. They may even name it the McMuffin of Steele."

Being the health-conscious food audience I know you all are, you're probably asking about how good or bad a food choice this is. To start the day with this will set you back a whopping 1,345 calories - more than half of your daily allowance. Safe to say, it's not one for the faint of heart. But if you think you've got what it takes to smash one to kick-start your day, then why not head down to your local McDonald's now and give it a go for yourself?