1. The scientific term for burping is eructation.
2. Aerophagia is the term used for excessive burping.
3. Chewing gum, smoking, carbonated drinks and eating too fast can cause Aerophagia.
4. Stress and tension can upset your stomach and can lead to burping.
5. Foods like carbonated drinks, alcohol, and food high in starch, sugar, beans, lentils, broccoli, peas, onions, cabbage, cauliflower, bananas, raisins, and whole-wheat bread can cause excessive burping.
6. Eating too fast builds up air in your stomach and can cause unnecessary burps.
7. A healthy person burps around 6 – 20 times a day. Applause !
8. In some cultures, a burp after a meal is considered to be a compliment for the chef.
9. A wet burp is a slang term for a burp where a small amount of liquid is regurgitated.
10. There is a chance that a burp in the outer space can be a wet burp.
11. Tim Janus created the world’s longest burp of 18.1 second at the World Burping Championship in 2012.
12. The Guinness World record holder for the loudest burp is Paul Hunn who achieved a 109.9 db loud burp in Bognor Regis, United Kingdom on august 23. 2009. That’s louder than a motocycle. I need ear plugs around this man!
13. The gas collected from burps of ten cows for an year could heat a small house for the same time period .
14. Chickens can’t burp. But we human do, after we have… ummm… yeah!
15. The more you burp, the less you fart. Makes perfect mathematics.
16. Chewing peppermint can help decrease bloating after large meals. So keep chewing and keep burping.
17. Horses don’t burp either.
18. In China and India it is acceptable to burp after the meal.
19. Japanese consider burping during a meal as bad manners.