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Happy Canada Day!

By competitive eating editor Naader 'Freak8r' Reda

Posted July 01, 2013
happy canada day!
But where's the sasquatch? Happy Canada Day, folks! (Check bottom for credit).

Watch Freak8r and the Spicochist pay tribute to Canada via the medium of gurgitation.

I'm going to celebrate Canada Day the only way I know how.

By eating!

Or rather, preparing a mock recipe.

I took a McDonald's cheeseburger and tossed on some rather mediocre poutine-like ingredients.

Forgive me if I offended your spirit, my neighbours to the North.

Poutine (cheese curds, gravy and fries) is among my most favourite foods of all time.

The recipe and ingredients I pulled together were second rate, but my heart was in the right spot.

This is my way of saying thank you for such a wonderful dish I can't prepare myself.

I hope you enjoy my video.

I hope you laugh, cry and shake your fist in rage.

And I hope you savour your next plate of poutine with national pride.

Rock on!

(And my sadness indeed at Miki Sudo not going to compete at Nathan's!)

But Freak8r isn't the only gurgitator celebrating Canada's national day today. Oh no siree, Bob. For here's 'Asbestos Mouth' Aaron 'Spicochist' Wakamatsu doing likewise with a little help from his old mate Mr Shedloads of Ghost Pepper. Take it away, Asbestos Mouth…

The above two videos were embedded, respectively, from the YouTube channels of Freak8r and the Spicochist. Cheers for the vids, sirs! They managed to put a smile on our faces despite the bloody terrible news that Miki Sudo won't be eating at Nathan's. And if you're a Canadian, have a top day and say hi to Ricky, Julian and Bubbles for us. Canada rocks!

See also Sixty hours of power!, posted 1/6/13.

Naader 'Freak8r' Reda
is a California-based competitive eater with a pedigree as long as a docker's tea break. In 2011, in addition to competing in numerous contests and championships, he set himself the gargantuan goal of taking on 100 eating challenges across North America. He won 97. In recognition of this, All Pro Eating crowned him the World's Top Food Challenger. The man can eat. But more than that, he can also write. As such, the Rake & Herald is truly honoured to also crown him the World's Top Competitive Eating Editor. The dude's a dude, dude. And if you're still not convinced, get a load of this. In addition to being a phenomenal gurgitator, Freak8r also teaches history to high school students. We reckon his lessons must be ace. Heck, if he were our teacher, we'd even do our homework. Some of the time, anyway.

Picture credit

Top and thumb: The Canadian flag by Makaristos.

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WARNING! Competitive eating can be dangerous. As well as choking hazards there is also the possibility of poisoning yourself, something that could lead to hospitalisation, permanent health damage and even death. Don't believe us? Read this. Consequently, the Rake & Herald does not recommend you emulate the above video(s) yourself. Seriously. We are NOT joking. You have been warned.

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