Bluebulb Projects presents:
The Measure of Things Logo
Enter a measurement to see comparisons


Equivalents in other units


How fast is 17,000,000 furlongs per fortnight?

Sort Order:
Closest first | Highest first | Lowest first

It's about forty times as fast as a Skydiver (headfirst)
In other words, 17,000,000 furlongs per fortnight is 39 times the speed of a Skydiver (headfirst), and the speed of a Skydiver (headfirst) is 0.03 times that amount.
(Head-to-Earth orientation or standing, average conditions, terminal velocity)
A head-to-Earth or standing-oriented skydiver's terminal velocity assuming average conditions is about 430,000 furlongs per fortnight. In a typical jump from 3,900 m (13,000 ft), a diver in this orientation will be in freefall for 46 seconds.
It's about 50 times as fast as a Tornado
In other words, 17,000,000 furlongs per fortnight is 51.20976 times the speed of a Tornado, and the speed of a Tornado is 0.0195275 times that amount.
(EF2) (wind speed range average)
According to the Enhanced Fujita scale implemented by the US National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, a "significant" tornado has an Enhanced Funjita scale classification of EF2 and is characterized by wind gust speeds between 295,680 furlongs per fortnight and 368,256 furlongs per fortnight. The largest recorded tornado — an F4 event occurring in Nebraska in May, 2004 — was almost 4.02 km (2.5 mi) across.
It's about 55 times as fast as a Skydiver (belly-to-earth)
In other words, 17,000,000 furlongs per fortnight is 53 times the speed of a Skydiver (belly-to-earth), and the speed of a Skydiver (belly-to-earth) is 0.02 times that amount.
(Belly-to-Earth orientation, average conditions, terminal velocity)
A belly-to-Earth oriented skydiver's terminal velocity is about 320,000 furlongs per fortnight. In a typical jump from 3,900 m (13,000 ft), a diver in this orientation will be in freefall for 60 seconds.
It's about 70 times as fast as a Fastball (baseball)
In other words, 17,000,000 furlongs per fortnight is 69 times the speed of a Fastball (baseball), and the speed of a Fastball (baseball) is 0.01 times that amount.
(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 250,000 furlongs per fortnight. 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 85 times as fast as a Curveball (baseball)
In other words, 17,000,000 furlongs per fortnight is 83 times the speed of a Curveball (baseball), and the speed of a Curveball (baseball) is 0.01 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 200,000 furlongs per fortnight. 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 85 times as fast as a Hurricane
In other words, 17,000,000 furlongs per fortnight is 85.4 times the speed of a Hurricane, and the speed of a Hurricane is 0.012 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 199,000 furlongs per fortnight. 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 518,000 furlongs per fortnight.
It's about 90 times as fast as a Cheetah
In other words, 17,000,000 furlongs per fortnight is 92.12 times the speed of a Cheetah, and the speed of a Cheetah is 0.0109 times that amount.
(Acinonyx jubatus)
The cheetah can reach speeds of up to 184,600 furlongs per fortnight in short bursts. From a crouching position, the cheetah can attain these speeds in just 2.25 seconds.