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 It's about as fast as a Gazelle (for Thomson's Gazelle, a.k.a. Eudorcas thomsoni, a.k.a. "Tommie", a.k.a. "Tommy")A Thomson's gazelle can reach speeds of up to 900 inches per second. The gazelle's speed doesn't match that of its chief predator, the cheetah, but a gazelle's endurance usually ensures an escape in distances greater than 500 m (0.3 mi). It's about as fast as a Hare (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 800 inches per second. 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 nine-tenths as fast as a Knuckleball (baseball) In other words, 1,100 inches per second is 0.93 times the speed of a Knuckleball (baseball), and the speed of a Knuckleball (baseball) is 1.1 times that amount. (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 1,200 inches per second. Eddie Cicotte, who was later implicated in the 1919 Black Sox scandal, is credited with developing the pitch ca. 1906. It's about nine-tenths as fast as a Cheetah In other words, 1,100 inches per second is 0.9104 times the speed of a Cheetah, and the speed of a Cheetah is 1.10 times that amount. (Acinonyx jubatus)The cheetah can reach speeds of up to 1,208 inches per second in short bursts. From a crouching position, the cheetah can attain these speeds in just 2.25 seconds. It's about four-fifths as fast as a Hurricane In other words, 1,100 inches per second is 0.844 times the speed of a Hurricane, and the speed of a Hurricane is 1.18 times that amount. (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 1,300 inches per second. 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 3,390 inches per second. It's about four-fifths as fast as a Curveball (baseball) In other words, 1,100 inches per second is 0.82 times the speed of a Curveball (baseball), and the speed of a Curveball (baseball) is 1.2 times that amount. (a.k.a. hook, a.k.a. hammer, a.k.a. yakker) (major league average)The average speed of major league curveball pitch is 1,300 inches per second. 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-two-fifths times as fast as a Greyhound In other words, 1,100 inches per second is 1.39 times the speed of a Greyhound, and the speed of a Greyhound is 0.719 times that amount. (a.k.a. English greyhound) (approximate maximum speed)Greyhounds reach average race speeds of 792 inches per second. Despite their racing prowess, greyhounds are not considered energetic dogs — the typical greyhound race requires the dogs to run for less than 35 seconds.