How fast is 100 miles per hour?
It's about one-and-one-tenth times as fast as a Fastball (baseball)
The speed of a Fastball (baseball) is about 92 miles per hour.
(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)
It's about four-fifths as fast as a Skydiver (belly-to-earth)
The speed of a Skydiver (belly-to-earth) is about 120 miles per hour.
(Belly-to-Earth orientation, average conditions, terminal velocity)
It's about four-fifths as fast as a Tornado
The speed of a Tornado is about 123.50 miles per hour.
(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 110 miles per hour and 137 miles per hour. 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 one-and-three-tenths times as fast as a Curveball (baseball)
The speed of a Curveball (baseball) is about 76 miles per hour.
(a.k.a. hook, a.k.a. hammer, a.k.a. yakker) (major league average)
The average speed of major league curveball pitch is 75 miles per hour. 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 one-and-one-third times as fast as a Hurricane
The speed of a Hurricane is about 74 miles per hour.
(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 73.90 miles per hour. 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 193 miles per hour.
It's about one-and-a-half times as fast as a Knuckleball (baseball)
The speed of a Knuckleball (baseball) is about 67 miles per hour.
(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 68 miles per hour. Eddie Cicotte, who was later implicated in the 1919 Black Sox scandal, is credited with developing the pitch ca. 1906.
It's about three-fifths as fast as a Skydiver (headfirst)
The speed of a Skydiver (headfirst) is about 160 miles per hour.
(Head-to-Earth orientation or standing, average conditions, terminal velocity)
It's about three-fifths as fast as a Helicopter
The speed of a Helicopter is about 176 miles per hour.
(for AH-64A Apache, a.k.a. Hughes Model 77) (maximum cruise speed)
The AH-64 helicopter, one of the primary helicopters used by the United States Army, flies at a top cruise speed of 176 miles per hour. The AH-64 is the primary military helicopter of several nations including the United States, the United Kingdom, Israel, Japan, and the Netherlands.
It's about two times as fast as a Gazelle
The speed of a Gazelle is about 40 miles per hour.
(for Thomson's Gazelle, a.k.a. Eudorcas thomsoni, a.k.a. "Tommie", a.k.a. "Tommy")
It's about two times as fast as a Hare
The speed of a Hare is about 40 miles per hour.
(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 40 miles per hour. 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 half as fast as a Lamborghini Gallardo
The speed of a Lamborghini Gallardo is about 200 miles per hour.
(for Gallardo LP 550-2, a.k.a. Valentino Balboni, 2009 model)
It's about half as fast as The TGV (train)
The speed of The TGV (train) is about 200 miles per hour.
(Train à Grande Vitesse) (for SNCF TGV Réseau, a.k.a. "Network" model, a.k.a. TGV-R) (maximum speed)
It's about half as fast as an Arrow (archery)
The speed of an Arrow (archery) is about 200.60 miles per hour.