It's about 150,000,000 times as fast as Grass growing
In other words, the speed of Grass growing is 0.00000000590 times 16,000 inches per minute.
(for Kentucky Bluegrass, Poa pratensis) (a.k.a. Smooth Meadow grass, a.k.a. Common Meadow grass) (Summer months, ideal growing conditions)Kentucky Bluegrass, one of the most common grasses in North America, grows about 0.0001 inches per minute in the summer months under ideal conditions. When left un-mowed, Kentucky Bluegrass grows to heights of 60 to 90 cm (2 to 3 ft) and blossoms with a blue flower.
It's about 100 times as fast as a Sloth
In other words, the speed of a Sloth is 0.01 times 16,000 inches per minute.
(for Brown-throated three-toed sloth, Bradypus variegatus)The three-toed sloth moves along the ground at an average speed of 160 inches per minute. Long thought to be lengthy sleepers, a 2008 study concluded that sloths sleep an average of only 9.6 hours per day.
It's about ten times as fast as an Iceberg
In other words, the speed of an Iceberg is 0.10 times 16,000 inches per minute.
(a.k.a. Berg) (Newfoundland iceberg average)Moved by ocean currents and wind, icebergs can drift at speeds of about 1,000 inches per minute. The largest iceberg ever recorded was a found near Baffin Island, Nunavut and was estimated to be nine billion metric tons.
It's about five times as fast as Walking Pedestrians (in Manhattan)
In other words, 16,000 inches per minute is 5.20 times the speed of Walking Pedestrians (in Manhattan), and the speed of Walking Pedestrians (in Manhattan) is 0.190 times that amount.
(Manhattan; average speed; 8,978 person-sample)A 2006 Study by the New York City Department of City Planning found that pedestrians in that city walk at an average rate of 3,100 inches per minute. Pedestrians wearing headphones, the study went on to find, walk at a slightly faster 3,300 inches per minute
It's about three-and-a-half times as fast as Michael Phelps
In other words, 16,000 inches per minute is 3.48690 times the speed of Michael Phelps, and the speed of Michael Phelps is 0.286790 times that amount.
(at the Beijing Olympics, 2008; 200 m freestyle) (a.k.a. Michael Fred Phelps) (swimmer; 1985-)Setting a world record, Michael Phelps swam the 200 m freestyle in 1:42.96 for an average speed of 4,588.60 inches per minute. Phelps would go on to win nine gold medals individually in the 2008 Olympics - more than all but eight of the competing nations.
It's about two-and-a-half times as fast as a Crocodile
In other words, the speed of a Crocodile is 0.40 times 16,000 inches per minute.
(American Crocodile, Crocodylus acutus) (swimming speed)An American crocodile can reach speeds in the water of up to 6,600 inches per minute. On land, larger crocodiles can "gallop" when fleeing danger at speeds of up to 13,000 inches per minute.
It's about as fast as a Bull
(for animals involved in the Running of the Bulls, a.k.a. Encierro, San Fermin, Pamplona, Spain) (herd average speed)
The herd of the annual Encierro in Pamplona, Spain runs at an average speed of 16,000 inches per minute. The Encierro is run annually from July 7^{th} through July 14^{th} and involves 42 bulls, 77 oxen, and an estimated 17,000 runners over the course of the event. |