Video: World's fastest sofa cracks 100mph

Mark Nichol

In the pantheon of world record holders, the prolific Alastair Galpin (whose achievements include number of gloves put on one hand in a minute, and number of candles lit inside the mouth) isn't held in as much esteem as Usain Bolt.

But we reckon the guy in this video should be, because everybody knows that sitting on a sofa is much better and more popular than running – and in this case it's faster, too.