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Man dubbed "world's best burper" with 18.1 second belch

NEW YORK, NY (CNN) - There's a new king...of burping.

Timothy Janus, a professional in that field, won the World Burping Championship in New York.

Janus, 35, won $500 in the competition and the right to claim world's best burper.

"There's no less validity to burping competitively and eating competitively than there is to running competitively," said Janus. "And I think the U.S. here, we're ahead of the curve, and we're finally starting to celebrate those things."

In case you were wondering, Dudley Dawson, aka "Booger," belched for just seven seconds to win the Adams College belching contest in the 1984 classic movie Revenge of the Nerds.

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