Now this is a man with skill. Probably hasn’t had a date in years, but he’s got a world title at least.
We all have things we’re really good at—some people can eat light bulbs really fast, some organizations are experts at stops-and-frisks, and others can burp for a really long time. But no one can burp as long as pizza chef and competitive eater Timothy Janus, who became the first ever World Burping Champion after delivering a burp of 18.1 seconds.
The championship was held at the Hudson Station Bar and Grill in midtown on Friday; it was put on in conjunction with the release of the Major League Eating: The Game app on iPhone and iPad. Janus, nicknamed “Eater X,” is currently ranked #3 in Major League Eating. So what’s his secret? Guzzling soda. Janus drank roughly 2 gallons of Diet Coke and Mountain Dew to inspire his historic burp. “I was just trying to condense all the air in my stomach and bring it to the surface,” the 165-pound Janus told DNAInfo. “You just have to force every last bit of air up. It’s beautiful, really.”
Wait until Mike Bloomberg realizes how much soda these contestants were drinking.