Breaking a land-speed record with a jet-engine-powered supercar is obviously not in the cards for the average joe. But when you check out this quiz, you'll realize you don't need to be an Air Force pilot or professional athlete to set a world record.
Xu ran the 2004 Beijing Marathon backwards in 3 hours, 43 minutes and 39 seconds.
Captain Eldon W. Joersz and Major George T. Morgan pushed the Blackbird to 2,913.17 mph (3,529.56 kph). That's about the speed a bullet leaves a rifle.
It was 155 mph 250 kph). And we're assuming it was an ace.
Carr's cycle went 351.062 mph (564.979 kph) -- which means he covered that kilometer in about 17 seconds.
Turowski somehow gunned the sofa to 92 mph (148 kph) in 2007. How he got the idea to make a motorized sofa is another mystery.
The jai alai ball can travel around 188 mph (302 kph). Yeah, that thing could leave a mark.
Jager averaged 5.37 mph (8.64 kph) over 50 yards (43 meters) that day. So does that mean the rest of us swim, like, one mile per hour?
Green's car obviously wasn't your garden-variety model -- it was powered by two Rolls-Royce Spey 202 jet engines and topped out at 763.035 mph (1,227.985 kph).
Origone raced down the slopes at a mind-blowing 156.83 mph (252.4 kph).
In another example of \"this we'd have to see with our own eyes,\" the desk blazed across the bridge at 87 mph (140 kph).