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 It's about half as fast as an Iceberg In other words, 647 inches per minute is 0.5 times the speed of an Iceberg, and the speed of an Iceberg is 2 times that amount. (a.k.a. Berg) (Newfoundland iceberg average)Moved by ocean currents and wind, icebergs can drift at speeds of about 1,000 inches per minute. The largest iceberg ever recorded was a found near Baffin Island, Nunavut and was estimated to be nine billion metric tons. It's about four times as fast as a Sloth In other words, 647 inches per minute is 4.1 times the speed of a Sloth, and the speed of a Sloth is 0.24 times that amount. (for Brown-throated three-toed sloth, Bradypus variegatus)The three-toed sloth moves along the ground at an average speed of 160 inches per minute. Long thought to be lengthy sleepers, a 2008 study concluded that sloths sleep an average of only 9.6 hours per day. It's about one-fifth as fast as Walking Pedestrians (in Manhattan) In other words, 647 inches per minute is 0.21 times the speed of Walking Pedestrians (in Manhattan), and the speed of Walking Pedestrians (in Manhattan) is 4.8 times that amount. (Manhattan; average speed; 8,978 person-sample)A 2006 Study by the New York City Department of City Planning found that pedestrians in that city walk at an average rate of 3,100 inches per minute. Pedestrians wearing headphones, the study went on to find, walk at a slightly faster 3,300 inches per minute It's about one-tenth as fast as Michael Phelps In other words, 647 inches per minute is 0.141 times the speed of Michael Phelps, and the speed of Michael Phelps is 7.092 times that amount. (at the Beijing Olympics, 2008; 200 m freestyle) (a.k.a. Michael Fred Phelps) (swimmer; 1985-)Setting a world record, Michael Phelps swam the 200 m freestyle in 1:42.96 for an average speed of 4,588.60 inches per minute. Phelps would go on to win nine gold medals individually in the 2008 Olympics - more than all but eight of the competing nations. It's about one-tenth as fast as a Crocodile In other words, 647 inches per minute is 0.1 times the speed of a Crocodile, and the speed of a Crocodile is 10 times that amount. (American Crocodile, Crocodylus acutus) (swimming speed)An American crocodile can reach speeds in the water of up to 6,600 inches per minute. On land, larger crocodiles can "gallop" when fleeing danger at speeds of up to 13,000 inches per minute. It's about one-twenty-fifth as fast as a Bull In other words, 647 inches per minute is 0.04 times the speed of a Bull, and the speed of a Bull is 24 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 16,000 inches 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-thirtieth as fast as Noah Ngeny In other words, 647 inches per minute is 0.0361 times the speed of Noah Ngeny, and the speed of Noah Ngeny is 27.67 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 17,900 inches per minute. According to some reports, Ngeny did not begin running competitively until just three years before setting the record.