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How fast is 679 meters per minute?
It's about one-fifth 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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(EF2) (wind speed range average)
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It's about six times as fast as Michael Phelps
The speed of Michael Phelps is about 116.550 meters per minute.
(at the Beijing Olympics, 2008; 200 m freestyle) (a.k.a. Michael Fred Phelps) (swimmer; 1985-)
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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 one-tenth 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 one-tenth 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 one-tenth as fast as The TGV (train)
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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It's about one-tenth as fast as an Arrow (archery)
The speed of an Arrow (archery) is about 5,380 meters per minute.
(250 g arrow fired from 60#/28" bow)
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It's about one-tenth as fast as a Porsche 911
The speed of a Porsche 911 is about 5,480 meters per minute.
(for Porsche 911 Type 997 GT2, 2007 model)
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It's about one-tenth as fast as The CRH (train)
The speed of The CRH (train) is about 5,800 meters per minute.
(a.k.a. Hexie Hao, 和谐号, a.k.a. 和諧號, a.k.a. Héxié Hào, a.k.a. "Harmony")
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It's about eight-and-a-half times as fast as Walking Pedestrians (in Manhattan)
The speed of Walking Pedestrians (in Manhattan) is about 78 meters per minute.
(Manhattan; average speed; 8,978 person-sample)
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It's about one-tenth as fast as a Peregrine Falcon
The speed of a Peregrine Falcon is about 6,480 meters per minute.
(a.k.a. Peregrine, a.k.a. Duck Hawk, Falco peregrinus)
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It's about twenty times as fast as an Iceberg
The speed of an Iceberg is about 30 meters per minute.
(a.k.a. Berg) (Newfoundland iceberg average)
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It's about one-thirtieth as fast as The Speed of Sound
The speed of The Speed of Sound is about 20,600 meters per minute.
(in dry air at 20°C)
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It's about one-thirty-fifth as fast as a Bullet (Handgun)
The speed of a Bullet (Handgun) is about 23,000 meters per minute.
(for .40 Smith & Wesson 135 grain Sierra JHP, VV 3N37 powder, Fed. 100 primer, Remington case) (muzzle velocity)
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