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There’s a new king in the loudest burping game and his name is Neville Sharp, an Australian man who has a real talent, especially if you get him in a recording studio with the best decibel-reading equipment on the planet.
Originally recorded in a Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia studio on July 29, Guinness World Records officially crowned Neville this week and named him the new king of burping with a 112.4-decibel masterpiece, shattering a record that stood for over a decade.
Let’s take a listen to Neville’s blast and then put this into perspective:
NEW: The record for the loudest burp has been beaten for the first time in over 10 years 🌝 pic.twitter.com/b9rqVBog7T
— Guinness World Records (@GWR) November 30, 2021
The University of Michigan Health Department’s table of decibel levels for everyday sounds proves just how powerful this burp was. According to Michigan, a typical conversation is 60 dB, while a lawn mower is humming along at about 90 dB. Rock concerts check in at 120 dB. “In general, sounds above 85 are harmful, depending on how long and how often you are exposed to them and whether you wear hearing protection, such as earplugs or earmuffs,” the school states.
At 112.4 dB, Neville’s burp is comparable to chainsaws, leaf blowers and snowmobiles which have an average dB of 106-115.
The new champion of letting one fly credits his wife for being his coach for over 10 years. It’s unclear how she coaches burps or what Neville drinks to let a big one rip. Those are clearly insider secrets that a champion is unwilling to divulge.