Here are the Fastest Things on Planet Earth …Prepare to be Amazed

Here are the Fastest Things on Planet Earth …Prepare to be Amazed

Human as we are, we always have this urge in us to know about the things that are almost impossible to comprehend. Biggest things in the world, the smallest ones, the strongest people, etc. We have this inexplicable obsession with the superlatives in our language.

With that in mind, we have gathered below some of the world’s fastest. Prepare to be amazed at how they can perform such incredible speeds.


World’s Fastest Man: 41.38 km/h (25.71 mph)

Usain Bolt ran the last 100 m of a 150 m race in a mere 8.70 seconds, the fastest speed ever recorded over a 100 m distance run by a human, on May 17, 2009. Despite this amazing record, which is an average speed of 41.38 km/h (25.71 mph), it has not been officially recognized by the IAAF. Bolt then achieved and conquered the official world record when he finished 100 m in just 9.58 seconds in August of the same year.


World’s Fastest Train: 581 km/h (361 mph)

The fastest train in the world made a record speed of 581 km/h (361 mph) on December 2, 2003. The train was manufactured by the Central Japan Railway Company (JR Central) and Kawasaki Heavy Industries.

Instead of using axles and bearings along with wheels, the state of the art experimental Maglev MLX01 train utilizes magnetic levitation to carry vehicles via magnets.


World’s Fastest Ambulance: 300 km/h (185mph)

With speed of up to 300 km/h (185 mph), paramedics are taken to their intended destinations to respond as quickly as possible by Dubai’s newest ambulance. The vehicle itself is a modified Lotus Evora, and it is dubbed the “fastest ambulance on earth.”

Inside the interior of this two-seater vehicle, a hard-cased widescreen notebook relays data that the paramedics will collect from the patient back to the hospital or to an incoming crew. There’s also an oxygen supply in the boot, a first aid kit, and a defibrillator squeezed behind the driver’s seat.

To aid them in navigating through the country’s awful traffic, Dubai’s fifty paramedics will need to take driving lessons before they can use the US $160,000 car.


World’s Fastest Temperature Change: a 49 °F (27 °C) Increase in Two Minutes

In the city of Spearfish, South Dakota, the temperature was -4°F (-20°C), on January 22, 1943, at 7:30 a.m. Two minutes later, at exactly 7:32 a.m., the wind rapidly picked up speed, and the temperature went up to +45°F (+7°C) above zero. This rapid rise in temperature, a 49°F (27°C) rise in two minutes, is the world’s fastest recorded temperature change.

The temperature rose up to 54°F (32°C) by 9:00 a.m. The temperature tumbled back to -4°F (-20°C) when the wind suddenly died. It only took 27 minutes for this 58°F (32°C) drop to occur.


World’s Fastest Water Slide: 105 km/h (65mph)

The “Insano” is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the highest water slide in the planet at 41 meters high. Located in Fortaleza, Brazil, the ride descends swimmers from sky to pool in just four or five seconds, with speed of up to 65 miles an hour at a height similar to a fourteen-story building.

At the end of the descent, the slide levels off and positions riders safely in a swimming pool to relax. The Brazilian water park’s Web site defines Insano as the most extreme equipment of its kind in the world.



World’s Fastest Rapper: 14.1 Syllables per Second

Rapping 723 syllables in 51.27 seconds (14.1 syllables per second) on his track “New West,” rapper NoClue won the title of the world’s Fastest Rap MC by Guinness World Records,  a recognition he received in January 2005.

They had a licensed speech therapist when the record attempt was made at Seattle’s B&G Studios on January 15, 2005.

World’s Fastest Accelerating Living Thing: A Fungus

You’ll be shocked to know that the fastest accelerating living thing on earth can be found on horse poo.

Even if a sailfish can escape predators in the sea by traveling at 109 km/h (68 mph) and a cheetah runs up to 120 km/h, they still cannot contend against the Dung Cannon fungus, scientifically called Pilobolus crystallinus.

They go from zero to 20 km/h in just 2 millionths of a second and pull 20,ooo G, which means that the Pilobolus can accelerate over 70 km/h (45 mph) within the first millimeter of their flight.

You may be wondering how can a fungus reach such an amazing speed. Well, they need to get their spores eaten by another grass eater so they could survive. For that to happen, they must clear over two meters and must venture out from the zone of repugnance (the area around the poo). It is incredible to be able to go so fast and power through the air despite of the air’s thickness due to its size.


World’s Fastest Land Animal: 120 km/h (75 mph)

The cheetah can run as fast as 120 km/h (75 mph) in short bursts, covering distances up to 500 m (1,600 ft.), and is capable of accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just three seconds. The cheetah can run faster compared to other land animals. These mammals inhabit parts of Iran and most of Africa.

The cheetah can accelerate four times as fast as a human and can slow down by 14 km/h in one stride due to their great muscle power.


World’s Fastest Computer: 33.86 quadrillions of calculations per second

With the performance of 33.86 petaflop/s (quadrillions of calculations per second), a supercomputer developed by China’s National University of Defense Technology, named the Tianhe-2, remained as the fastest computer in the world for the fourth consecutive time on the LINPACK Benchmark, in November 2014.

The supercomputer was developed by a team of 1,300 engineers and scientists and is currently kept at the Sun Yat-sen University in Guanzhou, China.


World’s Fastest Car: 431 km/h (268 mph)

The Bugatti Veyron Super Sport can reach speed of up to 431 km/h (268 mph) and is currently the world’s fastest street-legal production car.

Out of a total of thirty Super Sports, only five of the World Record model were made, the remaining twenty-five Super Sports are capable of achieving such speeds but with the limiter turned off. Guinness considers this not to be a modification and has ruled it eligible for the record after a review by a panel of experts.


There you have it! We hope that satisfied your craving for knowledge about who or what are the fastest in our planet.


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