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How fast is 40,000 furlongs per fortnight?

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It's about one-fifth as fast as a Curveball (baseball)
In other words, the speed of a Curveball (baseball) is 5 times 40,000 furlongs per fortnight.
(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 five times as fast as Walking Pedestrians (in Manhattan)
In other words, 40,000 furlongs per fortnight is 5.10 times the speed of Walking Pedestrians (in Manhattan), and the speed of Walking Pedestrians (in Manhattan) is 0.20 times that amount.
(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 furlongs per fortnight. Pedestrians wearing headphones, the study went on to find, walk at a slightly faster 8,500 furlongs per fortnight
It's about one-fifth as fast as a Fastball (baseball)
In other words, 40,000 furlongs per fortnight is 0.160 times the speed of a Fastball (baseball), and the speed of a Fastball (baseball) is 6.30 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, 40,000 furlongs per fortnight is 0.130 times the speed of a Skydiver (belly-to-earth), and the speed of a Skydiver (belly-to-earth) is 7.70 times that amount.
(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.
It's about one-tenth as fast as a Tornado
In other words, 40,000 furlongs per fortnight is 0.12049350 times the speed of a Tornado, and the speed of a Tornado is 8.2992030 times that amount.
(EF2) (wind speed range average)
According to the Enhanced Fujita scale implemented by the US National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, a "significant" tornado has an Enhanced Funjita scale classification of EF2 and is characterized by wind gust speeds between 295,680 furlongs per fortnight and 368,256 furlongs per fortnight. The largest recorded tornado — an F4 event occurring in Nebraska in May, 2004 — was almost 4.02 km (2.5 mi) across.
It's about ten times as fast as an Iceberg
In other words, the speed of an Iceberg is 0.10 times 40,000 furlongs per fortnight.
(a.k.a. Berg) (Newfoundland iceberg average)
Moved by ocean currents and wind, icebergs can drift at speeds of about 3,000 furlongs per fortnight. 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-tenth as fast as a Skydiver (headfirst)
In other words, the speed of a Skydiver (headfirst) is 11 times 40,000 furlongs per fortnight.
(Head-to-Earth orientation or standing, average conditions, terminal velocity)
A head-to-Earth or standing-oriented skydiver's terminal velocity assuming average conditions is about 430,000 furlongs per fortnight. In a typical jump from 3,900 m (13,000 ft), a diver in this orientation will be in freefall for 46 seconds.