Hemad Fadaifar is the most interesting man in Milwaukee. Or at least thanks to a recent contest from Dos Equis, Fadaifar's life will be very interesting for an upcoming 21 days.Â
This morning, Fadaifar was announced as the third winner of Dos Equis' Stay Thirsty grant, a reward that gives the lucky winner up to $25,000 to make their most adventurous and ambitious dreams come to fruition. The Milwaukee native's video submission detailing his plans for the grant won after receiving the most votes online.Â
Previous grant winners have traveled to Uganda's Rwenzori Mountains â€“ commonly known as the Mountains of the Moon â€“ to explore and document their disappearing tropical glaciers, and to Bhutan on "a quest for happiness."
Fadaifar's plan is a three-part expedition/test of mind, body and soul that will have him climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania and sampling some of the world's wildest foods (including live octopus and drunken shrimp, two foods listed in this Cracked article titled "9 Horrifying Foods You Won't Believe People Actually Eat" â€“ not intimidating at all) in Japan before finally topping the trip off with a soul-pushing trip into the Himalayas to enroll in a ten-day spiritual course.Â
How far will he manage to climb Kilimanjaro? Will he be able to swallow the live octopus without it fighting back, suction-cupping to his throat and choking him to death (an actual, totally plausible and absolutely terrifying outcome)? Can he handle ten days filled with intense silent meditation, much less ten minutes? For those who want to follow along on the journey, Fadaifar's trip will be documented on Dos Equis' Facebook page and official website.Â
Wish him luck on his journey, and as the bearded renaissance man says in the commercials, stay thirsty, my friend (considering the live octopus/drunken shrimp double platter, try to stay hungry, too).Â
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