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How fast is 12,056 feet per minute?
It's about one-and-one-tenth times as fast as a Tornado
The speed of a Tornado is about 10,868 feet per minute.
(EF2) (wind speed range average)
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It's about nine-tenths as fast as a Skydiver (headfirst)
The speed of a Skydiver (headfirst) is about 14,000 feet per minute.
(Head-to-Earth orientation or standing, average conditions, terminal velocity)
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It's about one-and-one-fifth times as fast as a Skydiver (belly-to-earth)
The speed of a Skydiver (belly-to-earth) is about 10,000 feet per minute.
(Belly-to-Earth orientation, average conditions, terminal velocity)
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It's about four-fifths as fast as a Helicopter
The speed of a Helicopter is about 15,500 feet per minute.
(for AH-64A Apache, a.k.a. Hughes Model 77) (maximum cruise speed)
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It's about seven-tenths as fast as a Lamborghini Gallardo
The speed of a Lamborghini Gallardo is about 18,000 feet per minute.
(for Gallardo LP 550-2, a.k.a. Valentino Balboni, 2009 model)
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It's about seven-tenths as fast as The TGV (train)
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The speed of The TGV (train) is about 18,000 feet 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 two-thirds as fast as an Arrow (archery)
The speed of an Arrow (archery) is about 17,650 feet per minute.
(250 g arrow fired from 60#/28" bow)
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It's about two-thirds as fast as a Porsche 911
The speed of a Porsche 911 is about 18,000 feet per minute.
(for Porsche 911 Type 997 GT2, 2007 model)
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It's about one-and-a-half times as fast as a Fastball (baseball)
The speed of a Fastball (baseball) is about 8,100 feet 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 The CRH (train)
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The speed of The CRH (train) is about 19,000 feet 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 three-fifths as fast as a Peregrine Falcon
The speed of a Peregrine Falcon is about 21,300 feet per minute.
(a.k.a. Peregrine, a.k.a. Duck Hawk, Falco peregrinus)
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It's about one-and-four-fifths times as fast as a Curveball (baseball)
The speed of a Curveball (baseball) is about 6,700 feet 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-nine-tenths times as fast as a Hurricane
The speed of a Hurricane is about 6,520 feet per minute.
(formally: Topical cyclone; a.k.a. typhoon)
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It's about twice as fast as a Cheetah
The speed of a Cheetah is about 6,041 feet per minute.
(Acinonyx jubatus)
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It's about two times as fast as a Knuckleball (baseball)
The speed of a Knuckleball (baseball) is about 5,900 feet 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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