All Bobby Cleveland wanted was to drive the fastest lawnmower in the world. And last weekend, he took his easy rider all the way to 96 mph. Here's the bastard child of John Deere and Speed Racer in action.

Cleveland's previous personal best of 80.833 mph had been the record mark until the U.K.'s Don Wales ripped an 87.833 mph run last May. So this wasn't just a gratuitous display of lawnmower muscle; it was a patriotic gratuitous display of lawnmower muscle. Your country thanks you, Bobby Cleveland.

Although should these records be set on actual, you know, lawns? [CNET]