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Happy Independence Day!

By competitive eating editor Naader 'Freak8r' Reda

Posted July 04, 2013
Happy Independence Day, America! Mount Rushmore yesterday. © (Check bottom for credit)

Need a break from hot dogs? Then why not watch Naader 'Freak8r' Reda scoff a load of apple pies?

What better way to celebrate America's independence than by declaring independence from the same old boring hot dogs and hamburgers?

No offence, but there are too many people eating wieners and footlongs today.

Instead of going for tubesteak, I went for a sweet treat.

It's amazing how scratchy those pies are on the way down your throat.

Maybe next year, I'll spend the Fourth eating hot dogs.

But this year, I'll stick to my splendid sugary sensation.

The above video was embedded from Freak8r's excellent YouTube channel, which we strongly recommend you check out right this minute. In the meantime, happy Independence Day to all our American readers! And big thanks for helping us kick Hitler's arse in World War II. Much appreciated!

See also Happy Canada Day!, posted 1/7/13.

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: Mount Rushmore by unkown.

For licensing information click the above link.

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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