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How fast is 170,000 furlongs per fortnight?
It's about as fast as a Gazelle
The speed of a Gazelle is about 100,000 furlongs per fortnight.
(for Thomson's Gazelle, a.k.a. Eudorcas thomsoni, a.k.a. "Tommie", a.k.a. "Tommy")
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It's about as fast as a Hare
The speed of a Hare is about 100,000 furlongs per fortnight.
(for European Brown Hare, a.k.a. Brown Hare, a.k.a. Lepus europaeus, a.k.a. Brown Hare)
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It's about nine-tenths as fast as a Knuckleball (baseball)
The speed of a Knuckleball (baseball) is about 180,000 furlongs per fortnight.
(a.k.a. knuckler, a.k.a. floater, a.k.a. dancer, a.k.a. butterfly ball) (major league average)
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It's about nine-tenths as fast as a Cheetah
The speed of a Cheetah is about 184,500 furlongs per fortnight.
(Acinonyx jubatus)
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It's about nine-tenths as fast as a Hurricane
The speed of a Hurricane is about 199,000 furlongs per fortnight.
(formally: Topical cyclone; a.k.a. typhoon)
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It's about four-fifths as fast as a Curveball (baseball)
The speed of a Curveball (baseball) is about 200,000 furlongs per fortnight.
(a.k.a. hook, a.k.a. hammer, a.k.a. yakker) (major league average)
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It's about one-and-two-fifths times as fast as a Greyhound
The speed of a Greyhound is about 121,000 furlongs per fortnight.
(a.k.a. English greyhound) (approximate maximum speed)
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It's about seven-tenths as fast as a Fastball (baseball)
The speed of a Fastball (baseball) is about 250,000 furlongs per fortnight.
(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)
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It's about one-and-two-thirds times as fast as Secretariat
The speed of Secretariat is about 101,000 furlongs per fortnight.
(at Belmont Stakes, 1973)
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It's about half as fast as a Skydiver (belly-to-earth)
The speed of a Skydiver (belly-to-earth) is about 320,000 furlongs per fortnight.
(Belly-to-Earth orientation, average conditions, terminal velocity)
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It's about half as fast as a Tornado
The speed of a Tornado is about 331,968 furlongs per fortnight.
(EF2) (wind speed range average)
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It's about two-fifths as fast as a Skydiver (headfirst)
The speed of a Skydiver (headfirst) is about 430,000 furlongs per fortnight.
(Head-to-Earth orientation or standing, average conditions, terminal velocity)
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It's about two-and-a-half times as fast as Michael Johnson
The speed of Michael Johnson is about 62,230 furlongs per fortnight.
(a.k.a. Michael Duane Johnson) (sprinter; 1967-) (at the Atlanta Olympics, 1996)
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It's about two-and-a-half times as fast as Usain Bolt
The speed of Usain Bolt is about 61,900 furlongs per fortnight.
(at the Beijing Olympics, 2008) (a.k.a. Usain St. Leo Bolt, OJ, C.D.) (sprinter; 1986-)
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It's about one-third as fast as a Helicopter
The speed of a Helicopter is about 474,000 furlongs per fortnight.
(for AH-64A Apache, a.k.a. Hughes Model 77) (maximum cruise speed)
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