Like mushy peas or sadomasochistic fantasies involving The Headmistress and her Cane of Exquisite Punishment, furniture racing just seems to make more sense in Britain. With that being the case, it comes as no surprise to us that the old Fastest Furniture Land Speed Record of 87 MPH- held by British engineer Ed China since 1998- would be annihilated by another Brit (driving a China-built sofa), who got his settee up to a very impressive 92 miles per. What really makes this record mean something is that the sofa was equipped with a table set with plants and teacups, so you know they're serious.
Man drives his sofa at 92mph [The Sun]
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