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University student downs two litres of Jack Daniels in just 18 seconds

A ‘reckless’ university student slammed for sharing footage of himself downing almost two litres of Jack Daniels in just 18 seconds has defended his actions saying it was an ‘impressive world record feat’.

In an alarming clip, Jaleb Gann, 19, was filmed standing on a table at a party last Thursday wearing a University of Kansas shirt and holding a 1.75-litre bottle of the 40 per cent alcohol whiskey. 

Despite a girl in the crowd pleading ‘don’t do it Jaleb’, the biology student removes the bottle’s seal and cap before sliding an orange straw into the 70 units of alcohol.

Immediately, Jaleb throws his head back and starts chugging while there is a mixture of cheers and groans from the crowd, finishing the last drop within 18 seconds.

Despite thousands of social media users slamming his stunt as dangerous, the defiant student defended the feat as ‘impressive’.

Jaleb bragged that it is the fastest ‘chugging’ in the world and claimed it made him a ‘world record holder’.

Jaleb throws his head back and starts chugging the whiskey

Jaleb Gann, 19, (pictured) downed two litres of Jack Daniels in just 18 seconds in alarming footage

The student admitted he would be worried if ‘young people’ tried to copy him, admitting they could ‘die’ – though brushed it off, claiming he could not control what people do.

Jaleb said: ‘It’s not the best idea for me to be bragging about it on TikTok. But like I tell most people, it’s not cool but it is impressive. Not many people can chug that much even with water.

‘It definitely is dangerous, it’s a dangerous move. I’ve been drinking like crazy this last year and I’ve casually been building it up and made it to 1.75 litres and now I’ve got it.

‘It wasn’t really a target. At first I never knew I could drink that much. Once I realised I could just keep adding more and more then it was like ‘how much could I reach?’. Once I made it, it was a big deal.

‘With my science background I am concerned about what the chugging does [to my health] but regardless I’ve been doing it since Halloween this year.

‘I would casually go through 750ml in a night but the first time I did a whole bottle in one slam was October 31.’

After uploading the video to his TikTok – where he proclaims to be a ‘World Record Drinker’ – the video has been viewed almost 10,000 times, with many asking if ‘he died’.

Jaleb said: ‘There is a worry that younger people will try and repeat it [after watching my TikTok] because this is a world record feat. It’s not an average person type feat.

‘If somebody were to die from it, I would feel terrible but I can’t control what everybody does.

Despite thousands of social media users slamming his stunt as dangerous, the defiant student defended the feat as 'impressive'. Pictured just before he downs the drink

Despite thousands of social media users slamming his stunt as dangerous, the defiant student defended the feat as ‘impressive’. Pictured just before he downs the drink

‘I do see possibly the record being broken one day. If someone were to try it, that is quite scary, especially if they think they’re going to do it on their first try ever.

‘As of right now, I hold the world record so I plan on stopping. It depends on if that record gets broken and how old I am and if I feel like doing it any more.

‘Another guy drank 95% of a 1.75ml in 30 seconds so didn’t even manage to finish the full thing. I consider myself to be the fastest to do it as I finished the whole thing in 18 seconds.

‘And I’m the youngest to ever do it too.’

In response to one TikTok comment asking ‘is this dude still alive’, Jaleb joked ‘nah I died’ and ‘I died 10 minutes later fam’ to another.

In the middle of the joking comments, one person warned: ‘Bro ain’t worth it my dad had a buddy in college that died from chugging like this [sic].’

Jaleb, who had ‘University of Kansas’ on his Twitter biography until he removed it yesterday, replied: ‘I appreciate ya man, we good tho [sic].’

Alongside this footage, Jaleb also has three more videos of him chugging alcohol, two with a 750ml bottle of Jack Daniels and a third where he downs a bottle of Fireball cinnamon whiskey while standing on a roof.

However the video received backlash from many social media users who were appalled at the reckless behaviour.

Darrien Ty Scott said: ‘The fact that it’s 2021 and people are still doing this after numerous deaths from people doing this says a lot.’

One comment read: ‘RIP to your kidneys and liver. Wish I had working kidneys but not to do this with them lol. Don’t ever take health for granted.’

Bill Stanton wrote: ‘The kid has a death wish…’

Jon Nugent said: ‘Where is the video hours later in hospital having his stomach pumped?’

Daniel Nicholas added: ‘Should show him 30 mins later… getting carted off in a ambulance.’

Maros Hanko wrote: ‘I wish this is fake otherwise this lad is probably dead.’

The University of Kansas has been approached for a comment.


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