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 It's about one-fourth as fast as a Greyhound In other words, 33,000 furlongs per fortnight is 0.2730 times the speed of a Greyhound, and the speed of a Greyhound is 3.660 times that amount. (a.k.a. English greyhound) (approximate maximum speed)Greyhounds reach average race speeds of 121,000 furlongs per fortnight. Despite their racing prowess, greyhounds are not considered energetic dogs — the typical greyhound race requires the dogs to run for less than 35 seconds. It's about one-fifth as fast as a Knuckleball (baseball) In other words, 33,000 furlongs per fortnight is 0.180 times the speed of a Knuckleball (baseball), and the speed of a Knuckleball (baseball) is 5.60 times that amount. (a.k.a. knuckler, a.k.a. floater, a.k.a. dancer, a.k.a. butterfly ball) (major league average)The average speed of major league knuckleball pitch is 180,000 furlongs per fortnight. Eddie Cicotte, who was later implicated in the 1919 Black Sox scandal, is credited with developing the pitch ca. 1906. It's about one-fifth as fast as a Cheetah In other words, 33,000 furlongs per fortnight is 0.17880 times the speed of a Cheetah, and the speed of a Cheetah is 5.5930 times that amount. (Acinonyx jubatus)The cheetah can reach speeds of up to 184,600 furlongs per fortnight in short bursts. From a crouching position, the cheetah can attain these speeds in just 2.25 seconds. It's about one-fifth as fast as a Hurricane In other words, 33,000 furlongs per fortnight is 0.1660 times the speed of a Hurricane, and the speed of a Hurricane is 6.02 times that amount. (formally: Topical cyclone; a.k.a. typhoon)A hurricane is defined by the US National Hurricane Center as a Northern Hemisphere tropical storm having one-minute average wind-speeds of at least 199,000 furlongs per fortnight. Typhoons Tip (October, 1979) and Keith (October, 1997) and Hurricanes Camille (August, 1969) and Allen (August, 1980) jointly hold the record for highest tropical storm wind speeds at 518,000 furlongs per fortnight. It's about one-fifth as fast as a Curveball (baseball) In other words, 33,000 furlongs per fortnight is 0.160 times the speed of a Curveball (baseball), and the speed of a Curveball (baseball) is 6.30 times that amount. (a.k.a. hook, a.k.a. hammer, a.k.a. yakker) (major league average)The average speed of major league curveball pitch is 200,000 furlongs per fortnight. In the 1940's, debate over whether there really was a curve in the curveball pitch was settled with the conclusion that the ball does curve; however, an optical illusion caused by the spin of the ball and the batter's perception of motion exaggerates the extent of the curve. It's about one-tenth as fast as a Fastball (baseball) In other words, 33,000 furlongs per fortnight is 0.130 times the speed of a Fastball (baseball), and the speed of a Fastball (baseball) is 7.70 times that amount. (a.k.a. rising fastball, a.k.a. cross-seam fastball, a.k.a. heater, a.k.a. hummer, a.k.a. smoker; for four-seam grip) (major league average)The average speed of major league fastball pitch is 250,000 furlongs per fortnight. When up against the quickest professional fastball pitchers, a batter may have less than 0.4 seconds to react to a pitched ball. It's about one-tenth as fast as a Skydiver (belly-to-earth) In other words, the speed of a Skydiver (belly-to-earth) is 10 times 33,000 furlongs per fortnight. (Belly-to-Earth orientation, average conditions, terminal velocity)A belly-to-Earth oriented skydiver's terminal velocity is about 320,000 furlongs per fortnight. In a typical jump from 3,900 m (13,000 ft), a diver in this orientation will be in freefall for 60 seconds.