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How fast is 1,980 meters per minute?
It's about 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 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 one-and-one-tenth times 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 one-and-one-tenth times 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 four-fifths 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 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-two-thirds 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 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 twice 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 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 half 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 two-fifths as fast as a Lamborghini Gallardo
The speed of a Lamborghini Gallardo is about 5,300 meters per minute.
(for Gallardo LP 550-2, a.k.a. Valentino Balboni, 2009 model)
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It's about two-fifths as fast as The TGV (train)
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The speed of The TGV (train) is about 5,300 meters per minute.
(Train à Grande Vitesse) (for SNCF TGV Réseau, a.k.a. "Network" model, a.k.a. TGV-R) (maximum speed)
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