Comparing Speeds

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  • The growth rate of some bamboo (3 ft/day) 0.0000237

    The growth rate of some bamboo (3 ft/day)		0.0000237
  • The tip of a 1/3-in-long hour hand on a wristwatch 0.00000275

    The tip of a 1/3-in-long hour hand on a wristwatch	  0.00000275
  • Garden snail 0.03

    Garden snail  	0.03
  • Three-toed sloth 0.15

    Three-toed sloth  	0.15
  • Giant tortoise 0.17

    Giant tortoise  	0.17
  • Spider 1.17

    Spider  	1.17
  • The average current of the Mississippi River. 3

    The average current of the Mississippi River.		3
  • Chicken 9

    Chicken  	9
  • Pig 11

    Pig 	11
  • Squirrel 12

    Squirrel  	12
  • The average speed of Roger Bannister 15

    The average speed of Roger Bannister 	15
  • Black mamba snake 20

    Black mamba snake  	20
  • The fastest passenger elevator 23

    The fastest passenger elevator 	23
  • Elephant 25

    Elephant  	25
  • Cat 30

    Cat 	30
  • Grizzly bear 30

    Grizzly bear  	30
  • Wart hog 30

    Wart hog   	30
  • Giraffe 32

    Giraffe   	32
  • Rabbit 35

    Rabbit   	35
  • Greyhound 39

    Greyhound   	39
  • Coyote 43

    Coyote   	43
  • Elk 45

    Elk   	45
  • Horse 48

    Horse   	48
  • Thompson's gazelle 50

    Thompson's gazelle  	50
  • Lion 50

    Lion   	50
  • The "Beast" roller coaster, 65

    The "Beast" roller coaster,		65
  • Cheetah 70

    Cheetah  	70
  • Speed of ball in world's fastest recorded pitch 100

    Speed of ball in world's fastest recorded pitch 		100
  • Fastest tennis serve by Andy Roddick, USA. 155

    Fastest tennis serve  by Andy Roddick, USA.		155
  • Fastest downhill skier. 156

    Fastest downhill skier.   	156
  • Free Fall Skydiving 185

    Free Fall Skydiving    185
  • The speed of a nerve impulse 205

    The speed of a nerve impulse 	205
  • Peregrine falcon 217

    Peregrine falcon  	217
  • Fastest tornado wind speed. 318

    Fastest tornado wind speed.		318
  • Top speed of a formula one race car. 350

    Top speed of a formula one race car.		350
  • World’s fastest train, the TGV in France. 358

    World’s fastest train, the TGV in France.		358
  • The speed of sound at sea level at 68 degrees F. 758

    The speed of sound at sea level at 68 degrees F.	758
  • The fastest aircraft, the Lockheed SR-71. 2,193

    The fastest aircraft, the Lockheed SR-71.	2,193
  • The speed of a bullet 2,250

    The speed of a bullet        2,250
  • The highest man-made spinning speed 4,500

    The highest man-made spinning speed 	4,500
  • The speed reached by the space shuttle Columbia. 16,700

    The speed reached by the space shuttle Columbia.		16,700
  • Escape velocity from the Earth. 25,200

    Escape velocity from the Earth.                      25,200
  • An Atlas SLV-3C launcher 32,114

    An Atlas SLV-3C launcher	32,114
  • The average orbital speed of the earth 66,641

    The average orbital speed of the earth      	66,641
  • The orbital speed of an electron in a uranium atom. 5,406,077

    The orbital speed of an electron in a uranium atom.	5,406,077
  • The speed of light 670,251,600

    The speed of light          670,251,600