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Only in America: Too fat for a White Castle booth

The obese burger fan who's suing White Castle because its booths can't contain his bulk — and more in our collection of strange revelations about the nation

Martin Kessman of Nanuet, N.Y., has been eating at White Castle religiously since 1959, but now the 64-year-old, 290-pound, burger-stuffed stockbroker says he can no longer fit in the restaurant's booths. After two years of complaining, he's suing the burger chain under the Americans With Disabilities Act. "I just want to sit down like a normal person," Kessman says.