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A Mighty Wind: First World Burping champion is crowned in NYC

Jun 14, 2012, 1:10 PM EDT


Quote of the day: “You can tell your grandchildren that you were here at the first World Burping Championships.” A tad dramatic? Well, some will say that this is a more impressive performance than Matt Cain’s perfect game. Ladies and gentlemen … OK, just gentlemen … an 18.1-second burp.


Sentence of the day: The event was sanctioned by the World Burping Federation.

That’s Tim Janus, who became the first-ever world burping champion at Hudson Station Bar in New York City, and thus will have beautiful women pounding on his front door for an entire year. We just hope he lets them out.

  1. 1337ryan - Jun 14, 2012 at 4:45 PM

    That mic must smell amazing after that.

  2. chumthumper - Jun 15, 2012 at 9:49 AM

    Rick Chandler maintains that this is a sport because, unlike boxing, it has an objective scoring system (e.g. the longest burp wins.)

  3. burpassion - Mar 28, 2013 at 9:46 AM

    I still vote for a category that aims at burping for fun. Because essentially, you don´t take yourself serious, at the most you take your sport serious.
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