When it comes to go-karts, nothing is as fast as the one being driven by Tom Bagnall. In fact, the engineer from Cheadle, Staffordshire has officially made it to the Guinness World Records after hitting a speed of 112.29 mph.
It is, of course, worth-noting that his go-kart is different than the rest since it is jet-propelled and was “designed and constructed by fellow engineer Andy Morris,” wrote Guinness.
According to Tom, achieving the record was a real challenge.
“There’s been quite a few up and downs along the journey, mainly things setting on fire, blowing up or exploding – it’s all a big learning curve.
“Every time you step into that kart you’re always slightly nervous. It’s scary until you get into that seat and let go of the brake and plant the throttle.”
Despite the hardships, Tom and Andy kept working on the project until they finally reached their target – to get a spot on Guinness!
“It’s really nice when things go well. Not only do we get the satisfaction of things actually working (which is rare for us!) also there’s a good feeling of knowing you’ve achieved something, from not very much to a big thing like being in the Guinness World Records book. It’s a very nice feeling to have.”
By his own confession, Tom has always enjoyed creating speedy rides – and he had that passion since he was a child.
“My speciality is making things go fast that should go fast – like mobility scooters and kayaks!
“When I was growing up I was always into engineering and making things – it’s always been my natural skill. I’d work in the workshop until late. I’ve been building all types of crazy contraptions from a young age; I’ve just got the bug for speed!”
Watch Tom’s go-kart in action here:
As for his advice to others, Tom gives us this:
“What I’d say to anyone is go for it, 100% in full pursuit, and do what you can to make your dreams work – if you dream big, you should do it.”
Are You Brave Enough For This Extreme Theme Park Ride?
Caution: This ride is NOT for the faint of heart!
Are you a fan of wild rides? If so, then you might want to take a look at this one. Its video has gone viral on the web and we couldn't help but take notice.
This ride, which is a prototype of the Tourbillon, was created by the same manufacturer that did Cyborg Cyberspin / Harley Quinn Spinsanity at Six Flags. Judging from what we see on the video below, we can definitely tell it’s not for the faint of heart.
10 Popular Halloween Costumes On Amazon
Trick or treat!
Lighthearted and whimsical as Halloween is today, its past is a whole lot different. It was known for a multicultural combination of ritual, religion, and history.
If you think deeply about it, Halloween is quite spooky. However, the October celebration has become one of the most popular festivities of the year. Why? Because kids (and adults) get to wear costumes to ask for treats door-to-door.
Here are ten of the popular ones on Amazon:...
Two Dogs Work Together To Recover Tire From Pool
Talk about awesome teamwork!
What would you do if your favorite toy has suddenly gotten out of reach? Two dogs decided to work together to retrieve a tire that has been submerged in a pool. Their amazing teamwork proves that you can achieve anything with the help of a friend.
The video opens with the awesome duo rushing to look for their favorite plaything. However, they soon discover that the tire is actually at the bottom of the pool. The determined dogs were unfazed by the dilemma. They immediately took turns trying to figure out how to reach the toy.
"Oh no, how are we gonna get it out of there?"