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How fast is 1,800 meters per minute?
It's about as fast as a Knuckleball (baseball)
The speed of a Knuckleball (baseball) is about 1,800 meters per minute.
(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 as fast as a Cheetah
The speed of a Cheetah is about 1,841 meters per minute.
(Acinonyx jubatus)
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It's about nine-tenths as fast as a Hurricane
The speed of a Hurricane is about 1,990 meters per minute.
(formally: Topical cyclone; a.k.a. typhoon)
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It's about nine-tenths as fast as a Curveball (baseball)
The speed of a Curveball (baseball) is about 2,000 meters per minute.
(a.k.a. hook, a.k.a. hammer, a.k.a. yakker) (major league average)
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It's about three-fourths as fast as a Fastball (baseball)
The speed of a Fastball (baseball) is about 2,500 meters per minute.
(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-a-half times as fast as a Greyhound
The speed of a Greyhound is about 1,210 meters per minute.
(a.k.a. English greyhound) (approximate maximum speed)
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It's about three-fifths as fast as a Skydiver (belly-to-earth)
The speed of a Skydiver (belly-to-earth) is about 3,200 meters per minute.
(Belly-to-Earth orientation, average conditions, terminal velocity)
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It's about one-and-four-fifths times as fast as Secretariat
The speed of Secretariat is about 1,010 meters per minute.
(at Belmont Stakes, 1973)
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It's about half as fast as a Tornado
The speed of a Tornado is about 3,312.5660 meters per minute.
(EF2) (wind speed range average)
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It's about two times as fast as a Gazelle
The speed of a Gazelle is about 1,000 meters per minute.
(for Thomson's Gazelle, a.k.a. Eudorcas thomsoni, a.k.a. "Tommie", a.k.a. "Tommy")
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It's about two times as fast as a Hare
The speed of a Hare is about 1,000 meters per minute.
(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 two-fifths as fast as a Skydiver (headfirst)
The speed of a Skydiver (headfirst) is about 4,300 meters per minute.
(Head-to-Earth orientation or standing, average conditions, terminal velocity)
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It's about two-fifths as fast as a Helicopter
The speed of a Helicopter is about 4,730 meters per minute.
(for AH-64A Apache, a.k.a. Hughes Model 77) (maximum cruise speed)
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It's about three times as fast as Michael Johnson
The speed of Michael Johnson is about 621 meters per minute.
(a.k.a. Michael Duane Johnson) (sprinter; 1967-) (at the Atlanta Olympics, 1996)
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It's about three times as fast as Usain Bolt
The speed of Usain Bolt is about 618 meters per minute.
(at the Beijing Olympics, 2008) (a.k.a. Usain St. Leo Bolt, OJ, C.D.) (sprinter; 1986-)
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