10 FASTEST THINGS IN THE WORLD


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10 FASTEST THINGS IN THE WORLD.

1. FASTEST HUMAN – USAIN BOLT

Athlete Usain Bolt is known as the fastest human in the world. He holds the record for the fastest ever 100m race which he completed in 9.58 seconds. While it might seem Bolt”s speed is down to his fast leg movements, scientist have found that the athlete tends to take bigger strides.

2. FASTEST ELEVATOR – GUANGZHOU CTF FINANCE CENTRE

The world”s fastest elevator is developed by hitachi building systems and is installed in the Guangzhou CTF finance centre, a 530-meter high skyscraper build in Guangzhou, china.

In order to carry guests to the hotel on the upper floors, the elevator climbs from the first floor to 95th in around 42 seconds. It has maximum speed of 1260m/min.

3. FASTEST SUBMARINE – K- 222

The K-222 nuclear submarine was the first to be made using a relatively lightweight titanium hull, which perhaps resulted in it being the fastest of its kind. The vessel”s unofficial maximum speed, reached in march 1971 was 52mph, and could last 70 days submerged in depths of 400m.

4. FASTEST WATERSLIDE – VERRUCKT

This waterslide is located at the Schlitterbahn Kansas city water park.

At 41 meters it is the highest water slide. The rapid descent from its summit takes just 4-5 seconds and is considered the most extreme on the planet.

5. FASTEST FISH – SAIL FISH

At the top speed of nearly 70 mph, the sailfish is considered as the fastest fish in the ocean. It can be recognized by their erectile dorsal fin, which covers the length of its back. Their speed and ability to jump have made sailfish prized game fish.

6. FASTEST ANIMAL – CHEETAH

The cheetah is the fastest animal which can accelerate from 0 to 10km/hr in 3 seconds.

According to national geographic magazine the fastest land mammal on record is Sarah the cheetah which can run 100 meters in 5.95 seconds.

7. FASTEST ROLLERCOASTER – FORMULA ROSSA

The fastest roller coaster in the world is the formula rossa at Ferrari world in abu dhabi. The ride just takes 5 seconds to reach 150mph by using a hydraulic launch system. In the first 2 seconds the roller coaster gathers a speed of 62mph.

8. FASTEST BIRD – PEREGRINE FALCON

The peregrine falcon is the fastest flight animal. The bird of prey”s streamline body and swept back wing shape help it reach speeds between 40-60 mph.

They can also reach speeds of upto 200mph in a dive. The record for the fastest car belongs to the 2020 SSC Tuatara Hyperear. It”s recorded to have a top speed of 316.11 mph. with 1750 horsepower, it broke the record of Bugatti”s average speed of 277.9 mph.

9. FASTEST TRAIN – JR – MAGLEV TRAIN

Japan”s maglev train broke a record for high-speed rail travel when I reached speeds of 373 mph, covering 1.2 miles in under 11 seconds.

The train uses electromagnets to propel the train forward.

10. FASTEST PLANE – NORTH AMERICAN X-15

It was the fastest plane that carried a human. It was also a part of the experimental aircrafts with a top speed of Mach 6.7 covering 4520mph.

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MUNIRUDEEN Kareemat Olamide
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