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For some, fast food is a treat; for some, it’s a bugbear. For Perry Watkins, a sales director and inventor from Windgrave, England, “Fast Food†is a fire-spewing, chicken-and-fruit-tray-toting dinner table that holds the world’s furniture land speed record.
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Even though his first test drive blew the engine, which got so hot that the pistons melted, Watkins endured and found another engine, claiming the furniture land speed record in 2010 as he zoomed down a 1,640-foot-long (500-meter) race track in Nottinghamshire, England. The table’s average speed was 113.8 mph.
And if having the world’s fastest dining room table isn’t distinction enough, Watkins has also held the record for both the world’s lowest and smallest legal cars. But the speed-demon table is really his piece de resistance.
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Overclocked table, I approve.
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post #2 of 11
Because we need this.
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Yeah, I think that was implied by the "fastest" part.
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inb4 his 87mph road legal casual lofa

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^That would be the previous record-holder (well, officially still holds it, but it's been broken by the table).
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I'm not sure the table is road legal though.
Is it?
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Because we need this.
Literal in every sense of the word.
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The fastest office is the best. Gotta love the conference room chairs... lulz

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I'm not sure the table is road legal though.
Is it?
Hmm, neither the article nor the video said so, so I would assume it isn't (yet?).

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The fastest office is the best. Gotta love the conference room chairs... lulz

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gu_KPRLykQ
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would be sweet if the computer on the office car actually worked.
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