Because we're apparently running out of things to invent, a man named Perry Watkins has concocted a Queen Anne dining table that reached top speeds of 209km/h in a recent track test. No word on how the souffle fared.
The (fully set) table has reportedly bested the previous record-holder in the furniture category, a sofa that in 2007 did a respectable 148km/h. What produced the pep? The underpinnings of a 1994 Reliant Scimitar Sabre and a demi-glace of nitrous oxide. It Watkins took a year to build in his garage. Next up: acclimating cheetahs to the fine art of waiting tables. [Telegraph via Presurfer via Nerd Approved]