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 It's about 40 times as fast as a Sloth In other words, 17,000 furlongs per fortnight is 42 times the speed of a Sloth, and the speed of a Sloth is 0.024 times that amount. (for Brown-throated three-toed sloth, Bradypus variegatus)The three-toed sloth moves along the ground at an average speed of 400 furlongs per fortnight. 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-one-hundredth as fast as The Speed of Sound In other words, 17,000 furlongs per fortnight is 0.00824 times the speed of The Speed of Sound, and the speed of The Speed of Sound is 121 times that amount. (in dry air at 20°C)The speed of sound in dry air at 20°C (68°F) is 2,060,000 furlongs per fortnight. Air is a relatively poor acoustic conductor, however, as sound will travel at speeds of between 9,000,000 furlongs per fortnight to 9,380,000 furlongs per fortnight in water, depending on its salinity. It's about one-one-hundred-fiftieth as fast as a Bullet (Handgun) In other words, 17,000 furlongs per fortnight is 0.00736 times the speed of a Bullet (Handgun), and the speed of a Bullet (Handgun) is 136 times that amount. (for .40 Smith & Wesson 135 grain Sierra JHP, VV 3N37 powder, Fed. 100 primer, Remington case) (muzzle velocity)A 0.40 caliber Smith & Wesson bullet has a muzzle a velocity of 2,300,000 furlongs per fortnight. This type of ammunition has been the standard issue round of the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) since 1990. It's about one-two-hundred-fiftieth as fast as a Jet Fighter In other words, the speed of a Jet Fighter is 240 times 17,000 furlongs per fortnight. (for Lockheed Martin F-16, a.k.a. Fighting Falcon, a.k.a. Viper) (maximum speed at altitude)An F-16's maximum speed at altitude is approximately 4,000,000 furlongs per fortnight. The F-16 has a flight ceiling of approximately 15 km (9.32 mi). It's about one-three-hundredth as fast as a Bullet (Rifle) In other words, 17,000 furlongs per fortnight is 0.00309 times the speed of a Bullet (Rifle), and the speed of a Bullet (Rifle) is 324 times that amount. (5.56 x 45 mm, a.k.a. 5.56 NATO)A 5.56 x 45 mm cartridge is fired at a velocity of 5,500,000 furlongs per fortnight. As the NATO rifle cartridge, it is used by the military forces of more than thirty-one countries, including use in the M16 series, M4 Carbine, HK-416, and M249 Squad automatic weapons used by the United States armed forces. It's about one-two-thousand-five-hundredth as fast as The Space Shuttle In other words, 17,000 furlongs per fortnight is 0.00036511 times the speed of The Space Shuttle, and the speed of The Space Shuttle is 2,738.90 times that amount. (Orbiter vehicle velocity)The space shuttle orbits at a speed of 46,561,000 furlongs per fortnight. During liftoff, the space shuttle accelerates to orbital speed in 8.5 minutes, consuming over 1.59 million kg (3.51 million lbs) of propellant in the process. It's about one-fifteen-thousandth as fast as a Meteor In other words, the speed of a Meteor is 15,000 times 17,000 furlongs per fortnight. (formally Meteoroid or meteorite, depending on the context; a.k.a. "shooting star", a.k.a. "falling star")Small meteoroids enter the Earth's atmosphere at speeds between 67,000,000 furlongs per fortnight and 430,000,000 furlongs per fortnight, depending on their size. The fireball effect, known as ablation, ceases once the atmosphere has slowed the meteoroid to a velocity of about 17,000,000 furlongs per fortnight.