Some people burp by accident, while other burp because they drank too much soda at one time.

For competitive eater Tim Janus, it was neither.

Janus won the first annual World Burping Championships in New York City with a "world record" 18.1 second burp.

Janus told The Huffington Post: "I've been doing this all my life with friends and family in backyards and parking lots, so I'm happy to do it on a stage."

 

Janus does compete in events professionally under the alias "Eater X."

No word on what odor was exhaled during the 18.1 second World Record.

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