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How fast is 0.9690 miles per second?

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It's about 25,000 times as fast as a Sloth
In other words, the speed of a Sloth is 0.0000430 times 0.9690 miles per second.
(for Brown-throated three-toed sloth, Bradypus variegatus)
The three-toed sloth moves along the ground at an average speed of 0.0000410 miles per second. 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-two-hundred-thousandth as fast as The Speed of Light
In other words, 0.9690 miles per second is 0.00000520177974590680 times the speed of The Speed of Light, and the speed of The Speed of Light is 192,241.895821690 times that amount.
(C) (in a vacuum)
The speed of light (and all other electromagnetic radiation) in a perfect vacuum is known as "c" and measures 186,282.397051220 miles per second, per the formal definition of the meter. While visible light travels close to this speed in air, it slows to 124,188.264702890 miles per second when passing through the glass of a typical window.
It's about 40,000,000,000 times as fast as Grass growing
In other words, 0.9690 miles per second is 39,000,000,000 times the speed of Grass growing, and the speed of Grass growing is 0.0000000000260 times that amount.
(for Kentucky Bluegrass, Poa pratensis) (a.k.a. Smooth Meadow grass, a.k.a. Common Meadow grass) (Summer months, ideal growing conditions)
Kentucky Bluegrass, one of the most common grasses in North America, grows about 0.0000000000260 miles per second in the summer months under ideal conditions. When left un-mowed, Kentucky Bluegrass grows to heights of 60 to 90 cm (2 to 3 ft) and blossoms with a blue flower.