Idris Elba has just set a UK record for speed. Okay, I’ll give you a minute to get all of those innuendos out of your system.
Because as badly as we may all want it to be a sexual euphemism, a “flying mile” is a racing term. Like in a car. Specifically, it’s a mile measured between two markers, where the racer doesn’t start from 0 MPH, but is allowed to gain speed before hitting the first mark. According to CNN,
Driving a Bentley Continental GT Speed, Elba averaged 180.4 miles per hour over the full mile and hit a top speed of 186.4 miles per hour as he shot past the second marker.My first instinct here is EXTREME WORRY mixed with anger at making me worry so. Idris, we love you. Please do not put your beautiful, talented, beautiful self at risk like that.
However, then I look at this picture and realize the man can do whatever he damn well wants.
When you can make life-threatening stupidity look that good, I guess you’re allowed. Oh, and the race was part of Elba’s upcoming Discovery Channel reality show, Idris Elba: No Limits. So look forward to many more heart palpitations this summer.