Amazing speed records

With what speed crashes cork from a bottle of champagne? What is the fastest animal on earth? Whether speed is above the speed of light possible? Today let’s talk about some of the amazing speed record .


Nerve impulses in the human body

They move at a speed of approximately 90 meters per second.


The biggest speed toy train

It is 10 km / h.


The greatest rate of animals

The biggest speed in the animal world — 322 km / h . This rate develops peregrine falcon dive at extraction:


water molecules

When boiling water its molecules move with the speed of 650 meters per second .


The slowest speed in the sport

It was recorded August 12, 1889 — just 1.35 km / h . The sport has been a tug of war.


The flight speed of the golf ball

A moment after hitting the golf ball of his speed instantly develops up to 270 km / h.



When the plane develops speed 1 000 km / h, then the length is incremented by one centimeter relative to its rest length.


The windiest place on Earth

Commonwealth Bay is officially recognized in the Guinness Book of Records and the Eighth Edition National Geographic Atlas of the most windy places in the world. Moreover — it is located in Antarctica , so forget about the short gusts of wind, then the wind constantly blowing at a speed of 240 km / h .


Most slow mammal

Them is a three-toed sloth , it moves at a speed of 2 meters per minute .

Meet the sloths

The biggest rate were recorded on Earth

Superluminal speed possible? Probably all — even people far from physics, — it is known that the maximum possible speed of movement of material objects, or any signal propagation speed of light in a vacuum. It is denoted by the letter C and is almost 300 thousand kilometers per second; exact value with = 299792458 m / s.

In 2000, Wang Lijun with staff at a research institute in Princeton (USA) carried out the following experiment. Through chamber length of 6 centimeters, filled with cesium vapor was passed laser pulse. The experimental result: the light pulse entering the chamber filled with a cesium vapor, increases its speed to more than 300 times. Thus, the greatest speed ever recorded on our planet, is 310 times more than the speed of light .


The biggest human speed

The greatest speed ever developed by man, is 39 897 km / h . Her astronauts reached the main module «Apollo 10» at an altitude of 122 km above the surface of the Earth when returning to their home planet.


The biggest speed developed a blind driver

The biggest speed developed a blind driver — 322.5 kilometers per hour . The driver Hein Wagner (Hein Wagner) accelerated to that speed on the car Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG and has managed to keep this speed for a kilometer. His record Hein Wagner hopes to draw attention to the problems of the blind. His record was officially recognized representatives of the Guinness Book of Records.


Records read speed

Speed Reading 16-year-old from Kiev Ira Ivachenko — 163,333 words per minute with full mastery of reading . This achievement has been officially registered in the presence of journalists.

Unofficial record speed reading — 416,250 words per minute . The record was recorded September 9, 1989 during testing by the Center in the presence of 20 trainees. Record holder — Evgeny Alekseenko. In Kiev Brain Research Center for Eugenia was prepared by a special test to which it is subjected in the presence of a few scientists. Eugene 1390 words read in one-fifth of a second — for the time it takes to blink. The contents of the read Eugene recounts the clock, without losing the smallest details.

Another record speed reading has established a student of the Russian school of Svetlana Arkhipova — 60 000 characters per minute . Record listed in the Guinness Book of Records .


About children

The greatest rate of procreation in humans — 58 children per year . Record delivered Sultan Moulay Ismail of Morocco (ruled c 1672 of 1727), which in ’31 had 525 sons and 342 daughters . Moulay Ismail contained 500 concubines.


Highest print speed

The biggest printing speed — 2600 A4 pages per minute . The record belongs to the printer Inkjet Web Press from Hewlett-Packard Company. It is worth noting that while the cost per print is not more than 1 cent.


The highest speed drumming

Record the highest speed on the game on the drum was installed October 24, 1991 the famous English musician Rory Blackwell (Rori Blackwell). The skill he demonstrated in the park Finleyk County Devon (UK). In one minute the same drum it produced 3720 strikes rods 60 seconds. That is 62 beats per second! At that time, Rory Blackwell, was already 58 years old.


The flight speed of champagne corks

German physicist Friedrich Balk from the Technical University of Clausthal Lower Saxony calculated the speed of flight of the cork a bottle of champagne. With photovoltaic devices and acoustic scientist found that cork speed reaches 40 km / h , altitude — up to 12 meters. Theoretically plug speed can reach 100 km / h, but this is possible only in bottles, which had a certain time under direct sunlight and were well shaken before opening.