Neville Sharp (Australia) has achieved the loudest burp (male), breaking a record which has stood for over a decade.
Neville's mighty burp was registered at 112.4 decibels (db) in Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia, on 29 July 2021.
That's louder than an average electric drill or a trombone!
After the attempt Neville shared that he was "more than excited" that he’d finally broken the record.
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Neville, like most children, was taught how to burp by his older sibling, in his case his sister Sandie (nee Sharp) Hunt. Picking up the skill at age six, Neville has been honing the art of eructing on command ever since.
45 years later, Neville decided to put his belching abilities to the test and attempt the official Guinness World Records title for the loudest burp (male).
This was partly due to his wife, KP, who has coached Neville for over ten years, insisting he attempt the record to show off his talent.
He prepared for the attempt for five years to perfect the strength and noise level of his burp.
His biggest obstacle in the run up to the attempt was getting all the necessary equipment to correctly measure his emission.
In the end, his attempt was carried out at a studio that was acoustically dampened to ensure an accurate decibel reading.
"My reason for attempting to break this record was to be a world record holder. The secondary reason was because the world record has been held by an Englishman for over 10 years," Neville joked.
The record breaks Paul Hunn’s (UK) longstanding record of 109.9 db that he set 12 years ago.
However, Paul first set this record way back in 2004 with 104.9 db.
The record for the loudest burp (female) is held by Elisa Cagnoni who recorded 107.0 db at the 13th annual Hard Rock Beer festival 'Ruttosound' competition in Reggiolo, Italy, on 16 June 2009.
Congratulations Neville on your long-awaited record-breaking burp!