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2014-04-28 11:26:25 PM
so no
at least not by all the normal definitions of faster

/what a waste of life
 
2014-04-28 11:31:39 PM
It's just a mite faster
 
2014-04-28 11:37:04 PM
Yes, a peregrine falcon in a dive.
 
2014-04-28 11:47:29 PM
A hippo shoved off a cliff.
 
2014-04-29 12:00:46 AM
A crowd around the Home Depot lot when the INS van shows up.
 
2014-04-29 12:14:43 AM
A cockroach reaches a scale 200mph. That is to say a cockroach is much slower than 200 mph.

A cheetah reaches an absolute 90 mph. That is to say the cheetah is going 90mph.

This mite might be, to scale, the fastest. But actually, it's probably not very fast.
 
2014-04-29 03:11:54 AM
Can the cheetah create cavitation bubbles with its paws? No? Then the cheetah can bow down to the mantis shrimp.
 
2014-04-29 06:06:58 AM
When speed is measured relative to body size, nothing in the world is faster than Paratarsotomus macropalpis.

When anything is measured relative to body size insects win.
 
2014-04-29 06:11:56 AM
The man the cheetah is chasing, if the person's lucky.
 
2014-04-29 06:15:31 AM
So WTF is it's relative speed? Stupid article.
 
2014-04-29 06:18:55 AM
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2014-04-29 06:24:32 AM

Delta1212: Yes, a peregrine falcon in a dive.


Most diving birds beat the cheetah, peregrine is just ridiculous for topping out at 242 mph.

Also a sailfish can at least equal a cheetah, but for shorter distances.
 
2014-04-29 06:32:16 AM
I mite not understand...
 
2014-04-29 06:32:33 AM
The 30-06 bookworm, which can plow through a shelf of magical tomes so quickly it's been known to ricochet dangerously off bookshevles within the Unseen Library.
 
2014-04-29 06:43:37 AM

doglover: A cheetah reaches an absolute 90 mph. That is to say the cheetah is going 90mph.


You're right about the mite, but the fastest recorded Cheetah speed is under 70 mph I think.
 
2014-04-29 06:44:49 AM
Body lengths per second is not a unit of speed, so no.
 
2014-04-29 06:44:53 AM
"Relative speed" doesn't always work.

cl.jroo.me
 
2014-04-29 07:08:47 AM

abhorrent1: So WTF is it's relative speed? Stupid article.


THIS

Thanks for showing stats stupid journalist.
 
2014-04-29 07:09:10 AM

J. Frank Parnell: When speed is measured relative to body size, nothing in the world is faster than Paratarsotomus macropalpis.

When anything is measured relative to body size insects win.


Yup. Came here to say "what's stronger than an elephant? An ant! Because it can carry x times its bodyweight"


*squish*
 
2014-04-29 07:09:43 AM

WinoRhino: doglover: A cheetah reaches an absolute 90 mph. That is to say the cheetah is going 90mph.

You're right about the mite, but the fastest recorded Cheetah speed is under 70 mph I think.


MPH, KPH, my brain is full of facts and units.
 
2014-04-29 07:14:18 AM
I think using body size as a metric for world records is kind of heavily favoring things that are really small, due to the square-cube law. Yeah, the mite might move more body lengths per second faster than any other animal, but it's still not faster than a cheatah. And yeah, the flea can jump 100x its height and the ant can lift 50x its body weight, but they're still not better at jumping or lifting things than me.

If the mite were cheetah sized, it still wouldn't be able to move as fast as the cheetah. It probably wouldn't be able to move at all because its body is not built to handle the compression strains of something that big and heavy. And then it would asphyxiate and die because trachea is a horrendously inefficient respiration system.


/and that is why we never have to fear our new ant overlords
//square-cube law
 
2014-04-29 07:26:01 AM

Resident Muslim: Yup. Came here to say "what's stronger than an elephant? An ant! Because it can carry x times its bodyweight"


That sounds like one of those dumb trick questions on QI.

/Steven: What is the fastest animal in the world?
//Alan: cheetah...
///*KLAXON*
 
2014-04-29 07:34:05 AM
Your mom, when I showed her a donut.
 
2014-04-29 07:46:34 AM
This is why cheetahs never prosper.
 
2014-04-29 07:53:14 AM

Ishkur: Resident Muslim: Yup. Came here to say "what's stronger than an elephant? An ant! Because it can carry x times its bodyweight"

That sounds like one of those dumb trick questions on QI.

/Steven: What is the fastest animal in the world?
//Alan: cheetah...
///*KLAXON*


Obviously it's the human. Not even the 30-06 Bookworm is faster than no Space Shuttle or SR-71.
 
2014-04-29 07:54:01 AM

abhorrent1: So WTF is it's relative speed? Stupid article.


From here:

Although the mite Paratarsotomus macropalpis is no bigger than a sesame seed, it was recently recorded running at up to 322 body lengths per second, a measure of speed that reflects how quickly an animal moves relative to its body size. The previous record-holder, the Australian tiger beetle, tops out at 171 body lengths per second.
 
2014-04-29 07:59:22 AM
Is there anything faster in the world than a cheetah? Mite Might be.

I fixed it for you.
 
2014-04-29 08:00:30 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: Can the cheetah create cavitation bubbles with its paws? No? Then the cheetah can bow down to the mantis shrimp.


Dolphins can create cavitation bubbles while swimming, so I think it might be possible for a cheetah to create a cavitation bubble with its paws.  Especially in the few seconds after you threw it off a boat.
 
2014-04-29 08:02:50 AM
Hey. Hey guys. What did the boat do when it was feeling sick?

It went to the dock.

You're welcome.
 
2014-04-29 08:06:51 AM

doglover: Ishkur: Resident Muslim: Yup. Came here to say "what's stronger than an elephant? An ant! Because it can carry x times its bodyweight"

That sounds like one of those dumb trick questions on QI.

/Steven: What is the fastest animal in the world?
//Alan: cheetah...
///*KLAXON*

Obviously it's the human. Not even the 30-06 Bookworm is faster than no Space Shuttle or SR-71.


Actually, you can push a .30-06 to be faster than an SR-71.

Using Remington 55 grain "Accelerator" loads (basically a .223 bullet in a sabot), you can get 4,080 FPS from the '06, which is 2,782 MPH.

Highest speed an SR-71 is known to have hit is 2,242.81 MPH.
 
2014-04-29 08:14:23 AM
322 body lengths per second??

 I'm trying to wrap my head around how fast that little bug can move and its not working
 
2014-04-29 08:14:46 AM

dittybopper: doglover: Ishkur: Resident Muslim: Yup. Came here to say "what's stronger than an elephant? An ant! Because it can carry x times its bodyweight"

That sounds like one of those dumb trick questions on QI.

/Steven: What is the fastest animal in the world?
//Alan: cheetah...
///*KLAXON*

Obviously it's the human. Not even the 30-06 Bookworm is faster than no Space Shuttle or SR-71.

Actually, you can push a .30-06 to be faster than an SR-71.

Using Remington 55 grain "Accelerator" loads (basically a .223 bullet in a sabot), you can get 4,080 FPS from the '06, which is 2,782 MPH.

Highest speed an SR-71 is known to have hit is 2,242.81 MPH.


That's a bullet, not a magical worm from the popular Discworld books.
 
2014-04-29 08:17:13 AM
What's the richest country in the world.

Ireland. Because its capital is always getting flushed down the Liffey.

(didn't see that one coming, did ya?)
 
2014-04-29 08:18:36 AM

Ishkur: I think using body size as a metric for world records is kind of heavily favoring things that are really small, due to the square-cube law. Yeah, the mite might move more body lengths per second faster than any other animal, but it's still not faster than a cheatah. And yeah, the flea can jump 100x its height and the ant can lift 50x its body weight, but they're still not better at jumping or lifting things than me.

If the mite were cheetah sized, it still wouldn't be able to move as fast as the cheetah. It probably wouldn't be able to move at all because its body is not built to handle the compression strains of something that big and heavy. And then it would asphyxiate and die because trachea is a horrendously inefficient respiration system.


/and that is why we never have to fear our new ant overlords
//square-cube law


Want to recon things in momentum over volume?
 
2014-04-29 08:19:50 AM

ltdanman44: 322 body lengths per second??

 I'm trying to wrap my head around how fast that little bug can move and its not working


Comparable in size to a sesame seed, the mite has been recorded at a speed of 322 body lengths per second.

Sesame seeds are small. The size, form and colours vary with the thousands of varieties now known. Typically, the seeds are about 3 to 4 millimeters long


So 322/s x 4 mm = 1.288 m/s

Pretty fast for a mite, about the speed you walk.
 
2014-04-29 08:24:17 AM

LaurenAguilera: Hey. Hey guys. What did the boat do when it was feeling sick?

It went to the dock.

You're welcome.


Bah-dum-tish?
 
2014-04-29 08:26:09 AM

strangeluck: LaurenAguilera: Hey. Hey guys. What did the boat do when it was feeling sick?

It went to the dock.

You're welcome.

Bah-dum-tish?


*finger gun* *creepy wink*
 
2014-04-29 08:38:05 AM
If a sperm was the size of a whale, it would be swimming its 7-inch journey at 500 miles per hour, or Mach 20.

/obscure enough
 
2014-04-29 08:47:57 AM
While the 'relative' speed thing is kinda bullshiat, I'm suspicious. How is this thing faster than a flea? Even if it might take the flea a second to re-orient and get its legs ready after a jump, when does take off that sucker is going into orbit.
/img.fark.net
 
2014-04-29 08:58:11 AM

Syrrh: While the 'relative' speed thing is kinda bullshiat, I'm suspicious. How is this thing faster than a flea? Even if it might take the flea a second to re-orient and get its legs ready after a jump, when does take off that sucker is going into orbit.
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Not to mention flying animals, like peregrine falcons. They can dive at over 322 km/h. At the peak speed, that HAS to be faster in body lengths.
 
2014-04-29 09:03:06 AM
And if a human sperm was the size of a blue whale, it would swim at Mach 20.

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2014-04-29 09:07:23 AM
Obviously it's the human. Not even the 30-06 Bookworm is faster than no Space Shuttle or SR-71.

Actually, you can push a .30-06 to be faster than an SR-71.

Using Remington 55 grain "Accelerator" loads (basically a .223 bullet in a sabot), you can get 4,080 FPS from the '06, which is 2,782 MPH.

Highest speed an SR-71 is known to have hit is 2,242.81 MPH.


Aaaaactually firing a .30-06 whilst flying in a SR-71 would be faster than either.
 
2014-04-29 09:15:37 AM
Anna's Hummingbird 98.27 km/h (61.06 mph)[65] The stated speed equals 385 body lengths per second, the highest known length-specific velocity attained by any vertebrate.

fark this article
 
2014-04-29 09:23:06 AM

djxkxoz: Aaaaactually firing a .30-06 whilst flying in a SR-71 would be faster than either.


FFS if we can cheat with technology then at that point I'll just turn on a flashlight and take credit for the photons moving at light speed.
Except some animals, like the firefly, make their own visible light.
Or maybe the infrared radiation any living body gives off makes all of us the fastest evar?

This is getting stupid.
 
2014-04-29 09:43:17 AM
I read that headline: "Bite me".
 
2014-04-29 09:50:35 AM

djxkxoz: Obviously it's the human. Not even the 30-06 Bookworm is faster than no Space Shuttle or SR-71.

Actually, you can push a .30-06 to be faster than an SR-71.

Using Remington 55 grain "Accelerator" loads (basically a .223 bullet in a sabot), you can get 4,080 FPS from the '06, which is 2,782 MPH.

Highest speed an SR-71 is known to have hit is 2,242.81 MPH.

Aaaaactually firing a .30-06 whilst flying in a SR-71 would be faster than either.


Unless you fired it backwards.  Then it would have a velocity of just 539 MPH.
 
2014-04-29 10:22:36 AM
Next week watch them them strip away humans as being the smartest animal of them all, based upon brain mass, and a flat worm kicks our ass.
 
2014-04-29 10:22:43 AM

ltdanman44: 322 body lengths per second??

 I'm trying to wrap my head around how fast that little bug can move and its not working


From the other link..

Extrapolated to the size of a human, the mite's speed is equivalent to a person running roughly 1300 miles per hour.
 
2014-04-29 11:26:37 AM

doglover: ltdanman44: 322 body lengths per second??

 I'm trying to wrap my head around how fast that little bug can move and its not working

Comparable in size to a sesame seed, the mite has been recorded at a speed of 322 body lengths per second.

Sesame seeds are small. The size, form and colours vary with the thousands of varieties now known. Typically, the seeds are about 3 to 4 millimeters long

So 322/s x 4 mm = 1.288 m/s

Pretty fast for a mite, about the speed you walk.


Thank you.

You know an article sucks when you have to go to a third party site (fark)'s comment section to find the piece of info you actually want to know and which should have been in the article.
 
2014-04-29 11:43:02 AM

dittybopper: Highest speed an SR-71 is known to have hit is 2,242.81 MPH.


That they've released to the public... its warp engines have made it go much faster...
 
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