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Fastest Shopping Cart Record

by Murphy

I had no idea all those years I drove the Festival Foods shopping cart that I probably set a world record many times over. A UK man has beaten his own Guinness world record by riding a jet-propelled shopping cart at 45mph, setting a new world record. Matt McKeown built his record-breaking contraption after finding the shopping cart in a ditch and fitting it with a jet engine and go-kart wheels. He used a modified second-hand Chinook helicopter starter engine to power the shopping trolley, which has been stabilized with go-kart wheels. That's it?   The record is 45 mph?  With a helicopter engine?  Seems kind of lame doesn't it?