It's about one-tenth as fast as The TGV (train)
In other words, 790 yards per minute is 0.14 times the speed of The TGV (train), and the speed of The TGV (train) is 7.1 times that amount.
(Train à Grande Vitesse) (for SNCF TGV Réseau, a.k.a. "Network" model, a.k.a. TGV-R) (maximum speed)The TGV Réseau sets have a top speed of 5,800 yards per minute. The train is capable of travelling the 425 km (264 mi) distance from Paris to Lyon in East-Central France in about two hours.
It's about one-tenth as fast as an Arrow (archery)
In other words, 790 yards per minute is 0.1343 times the speed of an Arrow (archery), and the speed of an Arrow (archery) is 7.446 times that amount.
(250 g arrow fired from 60#/28" bow)A 250 gram arrow will reach speeds of approximately 5,884 yards per minute when fired from a 60-lb, 28-inch draw bow . Archeological evidence from the Ahrensburg valley near Hamburg, Germany indicates that arrows have been used since at least 11 to 12,000 years ago.
It's about one-tenth as fast as a Porsche 911
In other words, 790 yards per minute is 0.132 times the speed of a Porsche 911, and the speed of a Porsche 911 is 7.58 times that amount.
(for Porsche 911 Type 997 GT2, 2007 model)The Porsche 911 GT2 has a top speed of 6,000 yards per minute. It takes just 7.4 seconds for the GT2 to accelerate to 2,930 yards per minute.
It's about one-tenth as fast as The CRH (train)
In other words, 790 yards per minute is 0.12 times the speed of The CRH (train), and the speed of The CRH (train) is 8.3 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Hexie Hao, 和谐号, a.k.a. 和諧號, a.k.a. Héxié Hào, a.k.a. "Harmony")The CRH-3 train which runs on China's Beijing-Tianjin Intercity Railway are capable of speeds up to 6,400 yards per minute. Theses train can make the 120 km (74 mi) journey from Beijing to Tianjin in about 30 minutes.
It's about one-tenth as fast as a Peregrine Falcon
In other words, 790 yards per minute is 0.111 times the speed of a Peregrine Falcon, and the speed of a Peregrine Falcon is 9.0 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Peregrine, a.k.a. Duck Hawk, Falco peregrinus)The Peregrine Falcon can reach speeds of up to 7,090 yards per minute when diving. Falcons are sometimes sent to scare smaller birds away from airports to improve air traffic safety and were used in World War II to intercept carrier pigeons used by enemy forces.
It's about nine-and-a-half times as fast as Walking Pedestrians (in Manhattan)
In other words, 790 yards per minute is 9.3 times the speed of Walking Pedestrians (in Manhattan), and the speed of Walking Pedestrians (in Manhattan) is 0.11 times that amount.
(Manhattan; average speed; 8,978 person-sample)A 2006 Study by the New York City Department of City Planning found that pedestrians in that city walk at an average rate of 85 yards per minute. Pedestrians wearing headphones, the study went on to find, walk at a slightly faster 93 yards per minute
It's about twenty times as fast as an Iceberg
In other words, 790 yards per minute is 20 times the speed of an Iceberg, and the speed of an Iceberg is 0.1 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Berg) (Newfoundland iceberg average)Moved by ocean currents and wind, icebergs can drift at speeds of about 30 yards per minute. The largest iceberg ever recorded was a found near Baffin Island, Nunavut and was estimated to be nine billion metric tons. |