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How fast is 163 inches per minute?

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It's about as fast as a Sloth.
(for Brown-throated three-toed sloth, Bradypus variegatus)
The three-toed sloth moves along the ground at an average speed of 160 inches 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 163 inches per minute.
(a.k.a. Berg) (Newfoundland iceberg average)
Moved by ocean currents and wind, icebergs can drift at speeds of about 1,000 inches 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 19 times 163 inches 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 3,100 inches per minute. Pedestrians wearing headphones, the study went on to find, walk at a slightly faster 3,300 inches per minute
It's about one-thirtieth as fast as Michael Phelps.
In other words, 163 inches per minute is 0.035523 times the speed of Michael Phelps, and the speed of Michael Phelps is 28.151 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 4,588.6 inches 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 38 times 163 inches per minute.
(American Crocodile, Crocodylus acutus) (swimming speed)
An American crocodile can reach speeds in the water of up to 6,600 inches per minute. On land, larger crocodiles can "gallop" when fleeing danger at speeds of up to 13,000 inches per minute.
It's about one-one-hundredth as fast as a Bull.
In other words, the speed of a Bull is 100 times 163 inches per minute.
(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 16,000 inches 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, 163 inches per minute is 0.009106 times the speed of Noah Ngeny, and the speed of Noah Ngeny is 109.8 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 17,900 inches per minute. According to some reports, Ngeny did not begin running competitively until just three years before setting the record.