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How fast is 7,800 furlongs per fortnight?

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It's about one-forty-fifth as fast as a Tornado
In other words, 7,800 furlongs per fortnight is 0.02349624 times the speed of a Tornado, and the speed of a Tornado is 42.560 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 one-fifty-fifth as fast as a Skydiver (headfirst)
In other words, the speed of a Skydiver (headfirst) is 56 times 7,800 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.
It's about one-sixtieth as fast as a Helicopter
In other words, 7,800 furlongs per fortnight is 0.0164 times the speed of a Helicopter, and the speed of a Helicopter is 61 times that amount.
(for AH-64A Apache, a.k.a. Hughes Model 77) (maximum cruise speed)
The AH-64 helicopter, one of the primary helicopters used by the United States Army, flies at a top cruise speed of 474,000 furlongs per fortnight. The AH-64 is the primary military helicopter of several nations including the United States, the United Kingdom, Israel, Japan, and the Netherlands.
It's about one-sixty-fifth as fast as a Lamborghini Gallardo
In other words, the speed of a Lamborghini Gallardo is 67 times 7,800 furlongs per fortnight.
(for Gallardo LP 550-2, a.k.a. Valentino Balboni, 2009 model)
The Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 model Gallardo has a top speed of 530,000 furlongs per fortnight. The Gallardo can reach speeds of 170,000 furlongs per fortnight in just 3.9 seconds.
It's about one-sixty-fifth as fast as The TGV (train)
In other words, the speed of The TGV (train) is 67 times 7,800 furlongs per fortnight.
(Train à Grande Vitesse) (for SNCF TGV Réseau, a.k.a. "Network" model, a.k.a. TGV-R) (maximum speed)
The TGV Réseau sets have a top speed of 530,000 furlongs per fortnight. The train is capable of travelling the 425 km (264 mi) distance from Paris to Lyon in East-Central France in about two hours.
It's about one-seventieth as fast as an Arrow (archery)
In other words, 7,800 furlongs per fortnight is 0.01447 times the speed of an Arrow (archery), and the speed of an Arrow (archery) is 69.110 times that amount.
(250 g arrow fired from 60#/28" bow)
A 250 gram arrow will reach speeds of approximately 539,200 furlongs per fortnight when fired from a 60-lb, 28-inch draw bow . Archeological evidence from the Ahrensburg valley near Hamburg, Germany indicates that arrows have been used since at least 11 to 12,000 years ago.
It's about one-seventieth as fast as a Porsche 911
In other words, 7,800 furlongs per fortnight is 0.0142 times the speed of a Porsche 911, and the speed of a Porsche 911 is 70.40 times that amount.
(for Porsche 911 Type 997 GT2, 2007 model)
The Porsche 911 GT2 has a top speed of 550,000 furlongs per fortnight. It takes just 7.4 seconds for the GT2 to accelerate to 269,000 furlongs per fortnight.