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Man sets fastest furniture Guinness record with dining room table

Yes, that's right. That's a dining room table speeding down a drag strip. You're not going to see a crazier thing all day.

Perry Watkins of Buckinghamshire, England, averaged 113 mph down the drag strip, setting the Guinness world record for the fastest piece of furniture. (What isn't there a Guinness record for?)

Watkins' top speed was 130 mph, and his average speed easily broke the record which was previously held by Edd China and his motorized sofa. China went 92 mph in his sofa in 2007.

And the name for his table-turned-vehicle? "Fast Food," of course.

From the Telegraph:

A 1994 Reliant Scimitar Sabre underneath the table, boosted by a nitrous oxide kit, provides the thrust for the makeshift vehicle.

Mr Watkins, who has put together a number of unusual cars with his own hands, said Fast Food took about a year to build in his garage.

He was previously the holder of the record for the world's lowest car and can still lay claim to having built the smallest car ever made, by attaching a 150cc engine to a Postman Pat toy van.

He said of his latest achievement: "It was actually worse than I thought it would be. It felt like 200mph."

Follow your dreams, folks! Even if your dreams involve imitating John Force at your dining room table.

(Hat tip to Janine in the Marbles chat for the heads up)

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