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How fast is 16,000 inches per minute?

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It's about one-fifth as fast as a Curveball (baseball)
In other words, the speed of a Curveball (baseball) is 5 times 16,000 inches per minute.
(a.k.a. hook, a.k.a. hammer, a.k.a. yakker) (major league average)
The average speed of major league curveball pitch is 79,000 inches per minute. 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 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 one-fifth as fast as a Fastball (baseball)
In other words, 16,000 inches per minute is 0.170 times the speed of a Fastball (baseball), and the speed of a Fastball (baseball) is 5.90 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 98,000 inches per minute. 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-tenth as fast as a Skydiver (belly-to-earth)
In other words, 16,000 inches per minute is 0.130 times the speed of a Skydiver (belly-to-earth), and the speed of a Skydiver (belly-to-earth) is 7.70 times that amount.
(Belly-to-Earth orientation, average conditions, terminal velocity)
A belly-to-Earth oriented skydiver's terminal velocity is about 120,000 inches per minute. 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 one-tenth as fast as a Tornado
In other words, 16,000 inches per minute is 0.12268430 times the speed of a Tornado, and the speed of a Tornado is 8.1510020 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 116,160 inches per minute and 144,672 inches per minute. 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 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 one-tenth as fast as a Skydiver (headfirst)
In other words, the speed of a Skydiver (headfirst) is 11 times 16,000 inches per minute.
(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 170,000 inches per minute. In a typical jump from 3,900 m (13,000 ft), a diver in this orientation will be in freefall for 46 seconds.