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How fast is 394 centimeters per minute?

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It's about as fast as a Sloth.
In other words, the speed of a Sloth is 1 times 394 centimeters per minute.
(for Brown-throated three-toed sloth, Bradypus variegatus)
The three-toed sloth moves along the ground at an average speed of 400 centimeters per minute. Long thought to be lengthy sleepers, a 2008 study concluded that sloths sleep an average of only 9.6 hours per day.
It's about one-tenth as fast as an Iceberg.
In other words, the speed of an Iceberg is 10 times 394 centimeters per minute.
(a.k.a. Berg) (Newfoundland iceberg average)
Moved by ocean currents and wind, icebergs can drift at speeds of about 3,000 centimeters per minute. The largest iceberg ever recorded was a found near Baffin Island, Nunavut and was estimated to be nine billion metric tons.
It's about one-twentieth as fast as Walking Pedestrians (in Manhattan).
In other words, the speed of Walking Pedestrians (in Manhattan) is 20 times 394 centimeters per minute.
(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 7,800 centimeters per minute. Pedestrians wearing headphones, the study went on to find, walk at a slightly faster 8,500 centimeters per minute
It's about one-thirtieth as fast as Michael Phelps.
In other words, 394 centimeters per minute is 0.033805 times the speed of Michael Phelps, and the speed of Michael Phelps is 29.581 times that amount.
(at the Beijing Olympics, 2008; 200 m freestyle) (a.k.a. Michael Fred Phelps) (swimmer; 1985-)
Setting a world record, Michael Phelps swam the 200 m freestyle in 1:42.96 for an average speed of 11,655 centimeters per minute. Phelps would go on to win nine gold medals individually in the 2008 Olympics - more than all but eight of the competing nations.
It's about one-fortieth as fast as a Crocodile.
In other words, the speed of a Crocodile is 42 times 394 centimeters per minute.
(American Crocodile, Crocodylus acutus) (swimming speed)
An American crocodile can reach speeds in the water of up to 17,000 centimeters per minute. On land, larger crocodiles can "gallop" when fleeing danger at speeds of up to 33,000 centimeters per minute.
It's about one-one-hundredth as fast as a Bull.
In other words, 394 centimeters per minute is 0.0098 times the speed of a Bull, and the speed of a Bull is 100 times that amount.
(for animals involved in the Running of the Bulls, a.k.a. Encierro, San Fermin, Pamplona, Spain) (herd average speed)
The herd of the annual Encierro in Pamplona, Spain runs at an average speed of 40,000 centimeters per minute. The Encierro is run annually from July 7th through July 14th and involves 42 bulls, 77 oxen, and an estimated 17,000 runners over the course of the event.
It's about one-one-hundredth as fast as Noah Ngeny.
In other words, 394 centimeters per minute is 0.008665 times the speed of Noah Ngeny, and the speed of Noah Ngeny is 115.4 times that amount.
(in Rieti, Italy; 1999) (sprinter; 1978-)
Setting a world record at the Rieti Grand Prix in 1999, Noah Ngeny ran 1,000 m in 2:11.96 for an average speed of 45,470 centimeters per minute. According to some reports, Ngeny did not begin running competitively until just three years before setting the record.