Fastest Things Known To Man
Fastest Things Known To Man
1. Fastest Rapper
In 2005, NoClue, the American rapper from Seattle obtained the title of fastest rap MC in the Guiness Book of World Records when he did 723 syllables in 51.27 seconds. That works out to about 14.1 syllables per second.
2. Fastest Guitar Player
John Taylor aka Dr. Hot Licks broke the previous world record when he played flight of the bumblebee at 600 beats per minute perfectlytwice.
3. Fastest Land Animal
By far the fastest land animal it can reach speeds of up to 75mph but after about 500 meters it has to stop and take a breather. Its acceleration, however, is where it really shines as it can get from 0 to 60 mph in roughly three seconds. Thats faster than most production cars.
4. Fastest Bird
The fastest member of the animal kingdom, the high flying Peregrine Falcon, can exceed speeds of 200 mph (325km/h) when diving to catch its prey. They are quite literally at the top of their food chain.
5. Fastest Fish
The cheetah of the sea, sailfish have been clocked at speeds of up to 68 mph (110km/h). Although they are known for the gigantic sail spanning the length of their backs they usually keep these folded down while speeding through the water.
6. Fastest Roller Coaster
At a top speed of 150mph the recently constructed Formula Rossa is the worlds fastest roller coaster. It is located at Ferrari World in Abu Dubai, United Arab Emirates and reaches its top speed in less than 5 seconds using a hydraulic launch system.
7. Fastest Computer
Although this one will probably be outdated by the time this pages finishes loading on your screen, the fastest computer in the world at the time of this writing is Japans K computer built by Fujitsu Co. The craziest part? Its still under construction. By November 2012 it should be fully operational, requiring about 9.89 MW of power, or roughly the same amount as 10,000 suburban homes.
8. Fastest Production Car
With a top speed of 268mph (431 km/h) the Bugatti Veyron EB 16.4 is the fastest street-legal car in the world. At this speed its engine consumes 45,000 liters of air per minute, which is about the same amount an average human breathes in 4 days.
9. Fastest Non Production Car
On October 15, 1997 the rocket powered car Thrust SSC hit a speed of 763 mph. Driven by fighter pilot Andy Green through the Nevada desert it is the first car to break the sound barrier.
10. Fastest Man
In 2009 Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt broke the world record for the 100 meter dash with a time of 9.58 seconds. Born in 1986, he is a 5 time world and three time Olympic gold medalist who also holds world records in the 200m and 4x100m relay.
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