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 It's about one-third as fast as a Greyhound In other words, 16,000 inches per minute is 0.3370 times the speed of a Greyhound, and the speed of a Greyhound is 2.970 times that amount. (a.k.a. English greyhound) (approximate maximum speed)Greyhounds reach average race speeds of 47,500 inches per minute. 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-tenths as fast as a Gazelle In other words, the speed of a Gazelle is 3 times 16,000 inches per minute. (for Thomson's Gazelle, a.k.a. Eudorcas thomsoni, a.k.a. "Tommie", a.k.a. "Tommy")A Thomson's gazelle can reach speeds of up to 50,000 inches per minute. The gazelle's speed doesn't match that of its chief predator, the cheetah, but a gazelle's endurance usually ensures an escape in distances greater than 500 m (0.3 mi). It's about three-tenths as fast as a Hare In other words, the speed of a Hare is 3 times 16,000 inches per minute. (for European Brown Hare, a.k.a. Brown Hare, a.k.a. Lepus europaeus, a.k.a. Brown Hare)The European Hare can run at speeds of up to 50,000 inches per minute. While speed is a factor in their escapes, hares evade their chief predators — wolves, foxes, and golden eagles — by fleeing in a zigzag pattern. 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 one-fourth as fast as a Knuckleball (baseball) In other words, 16,000 inches per minute is 0.230 times the speed of a Knuckleball (baseball), and the speed of a Knuckleball (baseball) is 4.30 times that amount. (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 72,000 inches per minute. Eddie Cicotte, who was later implicated in the 1919 Black Sox scandal, is credited with developing the pitch ca. 1906. It's about one-fifth as fast as a Cheetah In other words, 16,000 inches per minute is 0.22070 times the speed of a Cheetah, and the speed of a Cheetah is 4.5310 times that amount. (Acinonyx jubatus)The cheetah can reach speeds of up to 72,510 inches per minute in short bursts. From a crouching position, the cheetah can attain these speeds in just 2.25 seconds. It's about one-fifth as fast as a Hurricane In other words, 16,000 inches per minute is 0.2050 times the speed of a Hurricane, and the speed of a Hurricane is 4.880 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 78,100 inches per minute. 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 203,000 inches per minute.