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How fast is 2,700 yards per minute?

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It's about twenty times as fast as Michael Phelps
In other words, 2,700 yards per minute is 21.1830 times the speed of Michael Phelps, and the speed of Michael Phelps is 0.047208 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 127.460 yards 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-twentieth as fast as a Bullet (Rifle)
In other words, the speed of a Bullet (Rifle) is 22.20 times 2,700 yards per minute.
(5.56 x 45 mm, a.k.a. 5.56 NATO)
A 5.56 x 45 mm cartridge is fired at a velocity of 60,000 yards per minute. As the NATO rifle cartridge, it is used by the military forces of more than thirty-one countries, including use in the M16 series, M4 Carbine, HK-416, and M249 Squad automatic weapons used by the United States armed forces.
It's about thirty times as fast as Walking Pedestrians (in Manhattan)
In other words, the speed of Walking Pedestrians (in Manhattan) is 0.031 times 2,700 yards 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 85 yards per minute. Pedestrians wearing headphones, the study went on to find, walk at a slightly faster 93 yards per minute
It's about 80 times as fast as an Iceberg
In other words, the speed of an Iceberg is 0.01 times 2,700 yards per minute.
(a.k.a. Berg) (Newfoundland iceberg average)
Moved by ocean currents and wind, icebergs can drift at speeds of about 30 yards 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-two-hundredth as fast as The Space Shuttle
In other words, 2,700 yards per minute is 0.0053138 times the speed of The Space Shuttle, and the speed of The Space Shuttle is 188.190 times that amount.
(Orbiter vehicle velocity)
The space shuttle orbits at a speed of 508,110 yards per minute. During liftoff, the space shuttle accelerates to orbital speed in 8.5 minutes, consuming over 1.59 million kg (3.51 million lbs) of propellant in the process.
It's about 600 times as fast as a Sloth
In other words, 2,700 yards per minute is 610 times the speed of a Sloth, and the speed of a Sloth is 0.0016 times that amount.
(for Brown-throated three-toed sloth, Bradypus variegatus)
The three-toed sloth moves along the ground at an average speed of 4.40 yards 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-one-thousandth as fast as a Meteor
In other words, 2,700 yards per minute is 0.00098 times the speed of a Meteor, and the speed of a Meteor is 1,000 times that amount.
(formally Meteoroid or meteorite, depending on the context; a.k.a. "shooting star", a.k.a. "falling star")
Small meteoroids enter the Earth's atmosphere at speeds between 730,000 yards per minute and 4,700,000 yards per minute, depending on their size. The fireball effect, known as ablation, ceases once the atmosphere has slowed the meteoroid to a velocity of about 180,000 yards per minute.