High speed Belgian toilet…


A Belgian man from Fransnes-lez-Anvaing has broken the land speed record… on a toilet. To officially record the event and his speed, police installed speeding cameras. And there’s more.

Luc Michel reached a top speed of exactly 100 kilometres per hour (62 miles per hour). This speed was officially recorded by local police using mobile speeding cameras in the small town of Fransnes-lez-Anvaing, near Tournai, in Wallonia.

Luc Michel’s innovation involves a toilet mounted on a cart with an engine. He beat the previous record set by a Canadian woman, who reached 75 kilometres per hour.

The new world record is not the end for Luc Michel. He wants to go further and higher by also setting a new record in the air. The Belgian has plans to attach the toilet to an ultra-light flying machine, a kind of paraglider with a motor attached to it. The challenge will to reach an altitude of 1,000 feet, some 305 metres. He aims to get “the best view from a toilet ever.”