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How fast is 10,000 feet per minute?

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It's about five-and-a-half times as fast as Flo-Jo
In other words, 10,000 feet per minute is 5.42 times the speed of Flo-Jo, and the speed of Flo-Jo is 0.1845 times that amount.
(at the Seoul Olympics, 1998) (a.k.a. Florence Griffith-Joyner, a.k.a. Florence Delorez Griffith) (swimmer; 1959-1998)
Setting a world record in 1988, Flo-Jo ran a 200 m in 0:21.34 for an average speed of 1,845 feet per minute. Known as a 200 m runner, Joyner also set a record time in a 100 m race at in 1987.
It's about six-and-a-half times as fast as Noah Ngeny
In other words, 10,000 feet per minute is 6.704 times the speed of Noah Ngeny, and the speed of Noah Ngeny is 0.1492 times that amount.
(in Rieti, Italy; 1999) (sprinter; 1978-)
Setting a world record at the Rieti Grand Prix in 1999, Noah Ngeny ran 1,000 m in 2:11.96 for an average speed of 1,492 feet per minute. According to some reports, Ngeny did not begin running competitively until just three years before setting the record.
It's about one-tenth as fast as The Speed of Sound
In other words, 10,000 feet per minute is 0.148 times the speed of The Speed of Sound, and the speed of The Speed of Sound is 6.76 times that amount.
(in dry air at 20°C)
The speed of sound in dry air at 20°C (68°F) is 67,500 feet per minute. Air is a relatively poor acoustic conductor, however, as sound will travel at speeds of between 295,000 feet per minute to 307,000 feet per minute in water, depending on its salinity.
It's about one-tenth as fast as a Bullet (Handgun)
In other words, 10,000 feet per minute is 0.132 times the speed of a Bullet (Handgun), and the speed of a Bullet (Handgun) is 7.58 times that amount.
(for .40 Smith & Wesson 135 grain Sierra JHP, VV 3N37 powder, Fed. 100 primer, Remington case) (muzzle velocity)
A 0.40 caliber Smith & Wesson bullet has a muzzle a velocity of 75,500 feet per minute. This type of ammunition has been the standard issue round of the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) since 1990.
It's about seven-and-a-half times as fast as a Bull
In other words, 10,000 feet per minute is 7.6 times the speed of a Bull, and the speed of a Bull is 0.13 times that amount.
(for animals involved in the Running of the Bulls, a.k.a. Encierro, San Fermin, Pamplona, Spain) (herd average speed)
The herd of the annual Encierro in Pamplona, Spain runs at an average speed of 1,300 feet per minute. The Encierro is run annually from July 7th through July 14th and involves 42 bulls, 77 oxen, and an estimated 17,000 runners over the course of the event.
It's about one-fifteenth as fast as a Jet Fighter
In other words, 10,000 feet per minute is 0.08 times the speed of a Jet Fighter, and the speed of a Jet Fighter is 13 times that amount.
(for Lockheed Martin F-16, a.k.a. Fighting Falcon, a.k.a. Viper) (maximum speed at altitude)
An F-16's maximum speed at altitude is approximately 130,000 feet per minute. The F-16 has a flight ceiling of approximately 15 km (9.32 mi).
It's about one-twentieth as fast as a Bullet (Rifle)
In other words, 10,000 feet per minute is 0.056 times the speed of a Bullet (Rifle), and the speed of a Bullet (Rifle) is 18 times that amount.
(5.56 x 45 mm, a.k.a. 5.56 NATO)
A 5.56 x 45 mm cartridge is fired at a velocity of 180,000 feet per minute. As the NATO rifle cartridge, it is used by the military forces of more than thirty-one countries, including use in the M16 series, M4 Carbine, HK-416, and M249 Squad automatic weapons used by the United States armed forces.