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How fast is 3,100 centimeters per second?

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It's about as fast as a Knuckleball (baseball)
(a.k.a. knuckler, a.k.a. floater, a.k.a. dancer, a.k.a. butterfly ball) (major league average)
The average speed of major league knuckleball pitch is 3,100 centimeters per second. Eddie Cicotte, who was later implicated in the 1919 Black Sox scandal, is credited with developing the pitch ca. 1906.
It's about one-and-one-tenth times as fast as a Cheetah
In other words, 3,100 centimeters per second is 1.01 times the speed of a Cheetah, and the speed of a Cheetah is 0.99010 times that amount.
(Acinonyx jubatus)
The cheetah can reach speeds of up to 3,069 centimeters per second in short bursts. From a crouching position, the cheetah can attain these speeds in just 2.25 seconds.
It's about nine-tenths as fast as a Hurricane
In other words, 3,100 centimeters per second is 0.9370 times the speed of a Hurricane, and the speed of a Hurricane is 1.07 times that amount.
(formally: Topical cyclone; a.k.a. typhoon)
A hurricane is defined by the US National Hurricane Center as a Northern Hemisphere tropical storm having one-minute average wind-speeds of at least 3,310 centimeters per second. Typhoons Tip (October, 1979) and Keith (October, 1997) and Hurricanes Camille (August, 1969) and Allen (August, 1980) jointly hold the record for highest tropical storm wind speeds at 8,610 centimeters per second.
It's about nine-tenths as fast as a Curveball (baseball)
In other words, 3,100 centimeters per second is 0.910 times the speed of a Curveball (baseball), and the speed of a Curveball (baseball) is 1.10 times that amount.
(a.k.a. hook, a.k.a. hammer, a.k.a. yakker) (major league average)
The average speed of major league curveball pitch is 3,300 centimeters per second. In the 1940's, debate over whether there really was a curve in the curveball pitch was settled with the conclusion that the ball does curve; however, an optical illusion caused by the spin of the ball and the batter's perception of motion exaggerates the extent of the curve.
It's about three-fourths as fast as a Fastball (baseball)
In other words, the speed of a Fastball (baseball) is 1.30 times 3,100 centimeters per second.
(a.k.a. rising fastball, a.k.a. cross-seam fastball, a.k.a. heater, a.k.a. hummer, a.k.a. smoker; for four-seam grip) (major league average)
The average speed of major league fastball pitch is 4,200 centimeters per second. When up against the quickest professional fastball pitchers, a batter may have less than 0.4 seconds to react to a pitched ball.
It's about one-and-a-half times as fast as a Greyhound
In other words, 3,100 centimeters per second is 1.540 times the speed of a Greyhound, and the speed of a Greyhound is 0.6490 times that amount.
(a.k.a. English greyhound) (approximate maximum speed)
Greyhounds reach average race speeds of 2,010 centimeters per second. Despite their racing prowess, greyhounds are not considered energetic dogs — the typical greyhound race requires the dogs to run for less than 35 seconds.
It's about three-fifths as fast as a Skydiver (belly-to-earth)
In other words, 3,100 centimeters per second is 0.580 times the speed of a Skydiver (belly-to-earth), and the speed of a Skydiver (belly-to-earth) is 1.70 times that amount.
(Belly-to-Earth orientation, average conditions, terminal velocity)
A belly-to-Earth oriented skydiver's terminal velocity is about 5,300 centimeters per second. In a typical jump from 3,900 m (13,000 ft), a diver in this orientation will be in freefall for 60 seconds.