Thursday, February 25, 2016

Burping world record claimed by man with 110.6-decibel belch

A man from Darwin in Australia's Northern Territory has unofficially broken the world record for the loudest burp.

Humpty Doo man Neville Sharp decided to challenge a Guinness World Record for the loudest burp after being egged on by his mates at the local pub. The record has been held by UK man Paul Dunn for a burp of 109.9 decibels.

Mr Sharp underwent a strict training regime before belching into a decibel reader at Charles Darwin University's sound room on Tuesday. He had one relatively extended yet audibly unsuccessful attempt of 97.8 decibels before a hearty and robust belch registered 110.6 decibels, powered by a mixture of cola and water.

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The proud burper said that he learnt how to belch as a child after his sister taught him to gulp air, and that breaking the record had "always been" a bit of a personal goal. Mr Sharp will have to formally apply to Guinness World Records to claim the title. He said he wished he could make money from his talent but, unfortunately, burping more loudly than a hand drill was not a particularly lucrative business.

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