New land speed record--for sofas

A British man rigged a sofa to drive 92 miles per hour, setting a new land speed record.

If you've ever spent any time on your sofa wishing you could take it wherever you wanted to go, you might want to talk to Marek Turowsk.

On Sunday, Turowsk set a new world record for "fastest furniture," according to The Sun, a British publication.

The Sun reported that Turowsk hit 92 mph, breaking the previous record of 87 mph for high-speed couches, which was set in 1998 by engineer Ed China.

And no, he didn't set the record by dropping the couch off a building. This was pure horizontal acceleration.

Lest you think this is a hoax, it would have to be a pretty good one, as The Sun has a video of the event on its site. The Sun said Turowsk's feat would be included in the 2008 edition of the Guinness Book of World Records.

Now, don't you feel awful slow sitting on that divan, eating chips and watching TV?

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