World Burping Championships: Tim Janus Wins With 18.1 Second Burp
By most accounts, burping is considered a sign of bad etiquette, but to a small group of people, it’s an actual athletic endeavor.
They are the stout-hearted and full-tummied members of the World Burping Federation, an organization that aims, according to its website, to promote “belching best practices” while “also seeking to remove the stigma that has become associated with belching in recent centuries.”
To that end, five founding members recently met in New York to participate in what was billed as the first annual World Burping Championship, with burper Tim Janus coming out on top with an 18.1-second burp. Read more …