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The Top Fastest Things Around The World(2015). by Explorers(m): 4:14am On Nov 03, 2015
Up until mid century, the fastest thing in the world,apart from light, was sound. Travelling at 343 meters per second (1230 kph or 767 mph), sound was faster than even the most devastating craft of war. But then, in 1947, Air Force Captain Charles “Chuck” Yeager broke the sound barrier in Glamorous Glennis, his Bell X-1 aircraft. It was such an accomplishment at the time that he and the team he worked with were honored at the White House by Commander in Chief Harry S. Truman.The next year, in 1948, a Northrop unmanned rocket sled became the first land vehicle to achieve supersonic speed, reaching 1,020 mph before careening off the rails. “She jumps the tracks! Rocket on a rampage!” The news announcer chirped on a broadcast announcing the news.Then, in 2010, Felix Baumgartner became the first human projectile to break the sound barrier when he successfully completed a Red Bull sponsored free fall from the edge of the atmosphere down to the New Mexican desert. In short, humans like speed. We like extremes. We like telling Mother Nature that, with labs, we can supersede her.

source: http://www.therichest.com/rich-list/the-biggest/the-top-10-fastest-things-in-the-world/
cc: dominique

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Re: The Top Fastest Things Around The World(2015). by Explorers(m): 4:17am On Nov 03, 2015
1. Fastest Car.


The unofficial fastest road car in the world is the Hennessey Venom GT, which reached 270.49 miles per hour in 2014. By doing that, it beat out previous winner Bugatti Veyron Supersport and is now the fastest road car in the world. However, the score wasn’t recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records, because it requires a run in two directions, which the car was unable to complete on its track, the NASA Space Shuttle landing runway. So for the time being, the fastest car according the industry standard is the Bugatti Veyron SuperSport, which goes from 0 to 60 in just 2.4 seconds.

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Re: The Top Fastest Things Around The World(2015). by Explorers(m): 4:26am On Nov 03, 2015
2. Fastest Plane(Manned).

* X-15


X-15 set a number of records for top speed and highest altitudes in 1960s as it achieved a top speed of 4,520 mphat an altitude of more than 62 miles. X-15 also holds the record for the fastest speedever recorded by a manned aircraft. It was a part of the x-plane fleetwhich was an experimental aircraft operation jointly run by NASA and US Air Force. X-15 was taken off the fleet in 1970 as other aircraft were featured into the operation.



* The SR-71 Blackbird.


Although it’s almost half a century old, but no plane has beaten it since in speed. It can thank its engine nacelle forits haste. It has bypass tubes that only activate after it reaches mach 2.2, which funnel air into the afterburner and make the plane a paragon of fuel and energy efficiency, even this late in the game. The piece of equipment is, none-too-surprisingly, an American creation, which was retired from the USAF in ‘98 and from NASA in’99.

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SR-71 Blackbird was also developed by Lockheed in 1960s under the project called ‘black project. The project was highly classified as the aircraft was being designed to trace down potential threats during reconnaissance missions. Its purpose was to outfly the air missiles fired at it. SR-71 was capable of reaching a top speed of more than 2,200 mph at a height of 24,400 meters. The performance and achievements of the SR-71 Blackbird makes it one of the best aircraft in the world and also includes it in the list of top ten fastest airplanes in the world 2015.


http://www.toptenscentral.com/2015/04/top-10-fastest-airplanes-in-the-world-2015/

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Re: The Top Fastest Things Around The World(2015). by Explorers(m): 4:28am On Nov 03, 2015
3. The Fastest Man.


An eight-time world champion of sprinting, Usain Bolt has been named the fastest man alive (born in Jamaica, in 1986, he is currently 29 years old.) He is the first man to hold both the 100 meter and 200 meter world records and he is also the first man to have six Olympic gold medals in sprinting. Although his actual name implies speed enough as it is (yes, his actual name is Bolt), he has been nicknamed “Lightening Bolt” to further enhance the imagery of high speed. He is the highest-paid track and field athlete of all time.

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Re: The Top Fastest Things Around The World(2015). by Explorers(m): 4:31am On Nov 03, 2015
4. The Fastest Computer.


Does it come as any kind of surprise that the fastest computer in the world, called the Tianhe-2, would come from China? The orient is a mysterious locale of technological supremacy. This particular computer can run 33.86 quadrillion floating point operations in 1 second. That’s 4000 times better than Apple’s most powerful Mac. It’s located in China’s National University of Defense Technology. It runs on a form of Linux that was specifically designed for it by that institution and costs more or less $390 million.

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Re: The Top Fastest Things Around The World(2015). by winetapper: 4:33am On Nov 03, 2015
Faints shocked


Am the fastest Nairalander to comment grin

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Re: The Top Fastest Things Around The World(2015). by Explorers(m): 4:34am On Nov 03, 2015
5. The Fastest Ambulance.


The world’s fastest ambulance, the Lotus Evora, was premiered at Gitex in Dubai’s World Trade Center. This emergency vehicle is absolutely one of a kind, being made out of a $150,000 car. At that price, it can reach 185 miles per hour, which is tempered a little by the fact that it’s only a two-seater, but in matters of life and death, every second counts. The ambulance is outfitted with a control box, a siren, flashing lights, and a hard-screen notebook that allows the paramedics to send information about the passenger to the hospital they’re travelling towards.

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Re: The Top Fastest Things Around The World(2015). by drollster(m): 4:36am On Nov 03, 2015
Kudos, Explorers. Your threads are consistently educative. Thank you.

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Re: The Top Fastest Things Around The World(2015). by christinie(f): 4:38am On Nov 03, 2015
Good one!

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Re: The Top Fastest Things Around The World(2015). by Explorers(m): 4:39am On Nov 03, 2015
6. Fastest Land Animal.


Although a cheetah has spots, it typically just becomes a black-and-beige blur as it skitters through the air at speeds up to 75 miles per hour. That’s right, the cheetah can run as fast as a greyhound bus. Its acceleration can get up to 62 mph in the first 3 seconds of its sprint, which is faster than most cars. To think that a gazelle, although quick, can only run at about 50 mph tops, it’s a wonder that there are any of them left since they are one of the cheetah’s main sources of tasty, rare meat.

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Re: The Top Fastest Things Around The World(2015). by Explorers(m): 4:42am On Nov 03, 2015
Thanks christinie, drollster, winetapper wake upcheesy

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Re: The Top Fastest Things Around The World(2015). by phayvoursky(m): 4:51am On Nov 03, 2015
THE BLACKBIRD IS A RETIRED PLANE. ITS NO LONGER IN SERVICE.

MOST SUPER SONIC PLANES ARE PRONE TO CRASH AND ALSO COSTLY TO MANUFACTURE AND MAINTAIN.

HAVE YOU READ ABOUT CONCORDE AND RUSSIAN MADE TUPOLEV?

THESE ARE PASSENGER PLANES THAT FLEW ABOVE MACH 2.

CONCORDE ONCE BROKE A RECORD OF FLYING FROM LONDON TO NEW YORK AT 2 HOURS 54 SECONDS. A DISTANCE NORMAL PASSENGER PLANE COVER IN 7-8 HOURS.

DUE TO THE EXTREME HIGH ALTITUDE SUPER SONIC PLANES FLY; THE MANUFACTURERS ARE YET TO GIVE IT THE PERFECT LANDING.

I HEARD BOEING HAS FILED TO MAKE A SUPERSONIC PLANE.

LETS SEE HOW IT GOES.

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Re: The Top Fastest Things Around The World(2015). by Explorers(m): 4:56am On Nov 03, 2015
7. The Fastest Rollercoaster(Devil's Ride).


The fastest rollercoaster in the world is called the Formula Rossa and is located at Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi. This rollercoaster is launched, meaning that it used hydraulic pressure to propel it to its top speed (150 mph, by the way, which it reaches in approximately 5 seconds.) Because of it's extreme speed, the track is also very long (or else the ride wouldn’t last any time at all), coming in at 2.2 km, the world’s 6th longest. It goes so fast that the people who ride it need to wear protective goggles, lest they come into contact with an insect-turned-diamond by speed.


Photo credit: dailymail . co. uk

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Re: The Top Fastest Things Around The World(2015). by thankyouJesus(m): 5:01am On Nov 03, 2015
You are doing a great job sir.

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Re: The Top Fastest Things Around The World(2015). by Explorers(m): 5:11am On Nov 03, 2015
8. Fastest Fishes.

* Sailfish(Istiophorus platypterus).


Maximum speed 110 km/hr (68 mph). They are found in the Indian and Pacific oceans and they have a distinctive sail-like dorsal fin that gives them their name. They have a long, sharp bill that they use for hunting and they feed on tuna, mackerel and other fish.



* Blue Shark(Prionace glauca).

Maximum speed 69 km/hr (43 mph). They inhabit the deep waters of the world's temperate and tropical oceans. They mainly feed on small fishes, squid, and sometimes they take larger prey. They often school segregated by sex and size, and this has led to their nickname of "Wolves Of The Seas".


source: http://www.theanimalfiles.com/amazing_animals/top_ten_fastest_fish.html

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Re: The Top Fastest Things Around The World(2015). by Explorers(m): 5:28am On Nov 03, 2015
9. Fastest Bike.

Dodge Tomahawk has 500 horsepower engine, having four wheels same as car with a remarkable sounding having top speed of 400mph that made it the fastest bike in the world. Tomahawk each of two wheels has independent suspension to handle to power of engine, equipped with 20-inch perimeter mounted drilled machined and stainless steel rotors of custom designed blue anodized caliper finish. The never seen design Dodge Tomahawk has been added at the top of fastest motorcycles in the world.


http://www.abcnewspoint.com/top-10-fastest-and-most-powerful-motorcycles-in-the-world-2015/

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Re: The Top Fastest Things Around The World(2015). by naijaboiy: 5:29am On Nov 03, 2015
Nice one man.

Please keep it up. cool

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Re: The Top Fastest Things Around The World(2015). by Explorers(m): 5:40am On Nov 03, 2015
10. Fastest Train.


The Japanese JR-Maglev has reached over 360mph (581km/h) on a magnetic levitation track.

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Re: The Top Fastest Things Around The World(2015). by Explorers(m): 5:41am On Nov 03, 2015
naijaboiy:
Nice one man.

Please keep it up. cool


Thanks bro.

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Re: The Top Fastest Things Around The World(2015). by Explorers(m): 5:48am On Nov 03, 2015
11. Fastest Building Elevator.

Elevators in the Taipei Tower(101 floors) in Taiwan shuttles people up and down at a speed of 60km/h.

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Re: The Top Fastest Things Around The World(2015). by Explorers(m): 5:53am On Nov 03, 2015
12. Fastest Rapper.


No Clue obtained the title of “fastest rap MC” in the Guinness Book of World Records when he did 723 syllables in 51.27 seconds. That’s about 14.1 syllables per second.


http://list25.com/25-fastest-things-in-the-world/

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Re: The Top Fastest Things Around The World(2015). by Nobody: 5:57am On Nov 03, 2015
shocked
Re: The Top Fastest Things Around The World(2015). by deewhone(f): 6:04am On Nov 03, 2015
Explorers:
5. The Fastest Ambulance.


The world’s fastest ambulance, the Lotus Evora, was premiered at Gitex in Dubai’s World Trade Center. This emergency vehicle is absolutely one of a kind, being made out of a $150,000 car. At that price, it can reach 185 miles per hour, which is tempered a little by the fact that it’s only a two-seater, but in matters of life and death, every second counts. The ambulance is outfitted with a control box, a siren, flashing lights, and a hard-screen notebook that allows the paramedics to send information about the passenger to the hospital they’re travelling towards.
Nigeria needs this

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Re: The Top Fastest Things Around The World(2015). by deewhone(f): 6:09am On Nov 03, 2015
Love threads like this, but they are not easy 2 come by

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Re: The Top Fastest Things Around The World(2015). by Explorers(m): 6:25am On Nov 03, 2015
phayvoursky:
THE BLACKBIRD IS A RETIRED PLANE. ITS NO LONGER IN SERVICE.

MOST SUPER SONIC PLANES ARE PRONE TO CRASH AND ALSO COSTLY TO MANUFACTURE AND MAINTAIN.

HAVE YOU READ ABOUT CONCORDE AND RUSSIAN MADE TUPOLEV?

THESE ARE PASSENGER PLANES THAT FLEW ABOVE MACH 2.

CONCORDE ONCE BROKE A RECORD OF FLYING FROM LONDON TO NEW YORK AT 2 HOURS 54 SECONDS. A DISTANCE NORMAL PASSENGER PLANE COVER IN 7-8 HOURS.

DUE TO THE EXTREME HIGH ALTITUDE SUPER SONIC PLANES FLY; THE MANUFACTURERS ARE YET TO GIVE IT THE PERFECT LANDING.

I HEARD BOEING HAS FILED TO MAKE A SUPERSONIC PLANE.

LETS SEE HOW IT GOES.


Yeah, the planes are out of service/retired but the speed remains unbeaten.

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Re: The Top Fastest Things Around The World(2015). by tolutweety(m): 6:28am On Nov 03, 2015
deewhone:
Love threads like this, but they are not easy 2 come by

They are actually.

Just follow the op,and you 'll constantly get a dose.

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Re: The Top Fastest Things Around The World(2015). by Nobody: 6:39am On Nov 03, 2015
Explorers:
12. Fastest Rapper.


No Clue obtained the title of “fastest rap MC” in the Guinness Book of World Records when he did 723 syllables in 51.27 seconds. That’s about 14.1 syllables per second.


http://list25.com/25-fastest-things-in-the-world/
Pretty sure Eminem beat this in "Rap God"
Edit: Seems what Rap God won was most words in a hit song.

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Re: The Top Fastest Things Around The World(2015). by Explorers(m): 7:19am On Nov 03, 2015
tolutweety:


They are actually.

Just follow the op,and you 'll constantly get a dose.

Funny u bro, thanks.
Re: The Top Fastest Things Around The World(2015). by winetapper: 8:43am On Nov 03, 2015
Explorers:
5. The Fastest Ambulance.


The world’s fastest ambulance, the Lotus Evora, was premiered at Gitex in Dubai’s World Trade Center. This emergency vehicle is absolutely one of a kind, being made out of a $150,000 car. At that price, it can reach 185 miles per hour, which is tempered a little by the fact that it’s only a two-seater, but in matters of life and death, every second counts. The ambulance is outfitted with a control box, a siren, flashing lights, and a hard-screen notebook that allows the paramedics to send information about the passenger to the hospital they’re travelling towards.
The patient would think he is going to heaven
Lol

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Re: The Top Fastest Things Around The World(2015). by dominique(f): 9:05am On Nov 03, 2015
Explorers:
5. The Fastest Ambulance.
The world’s fastest ambulance, the Lotus Evora, was premiered at Gitex in Dubai’s World Trade Center. This emergency vehicle is absolutely one of a kind, being made out of a $150,000 car. At that price, it can reach 185 miles per hour, which is tempered a little by the fact that it’s only a two-seater, but in matters of life and death, every second counts. The ambulance is outfitted with a control box, a siren, flashing lights, and a hard-screen notebook that allows the paramedics to send information about the passenger to the hospital they’re travelling towards.

A six foot adult can't possibly fit into that.
Re: The Top Fastest Things Around The World(2015). by Explorers(m): 9:40am On Nov 03, 2015
dominique:


A six foot adult can't possibly fit into that.

Its a normal supercar having same size like the Lamborghini, Ferrari, Porche, and so on. A six foot adult wil definitely fit in. Just the design and medical equipments makes it different.
The new fleet, which was unveiled in Dubai's Gitex, also includes two Ford Mustangs, with a new Corvette on the way.
Dominique

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