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 It's about nine-tenths as fast as an Iceberg. In other words, the speed of an Iceberg is 1 times 30 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-third as fast as Walking Pedestrians (in Manhattan). In other words, the speed of Walking Pedestrians (in Manhattan) is 2.90 times 30 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 one-fourth as fast as Michael Phelps. In other words, 30 yards per minute is 0.235370 times the speed of Michael Phelps, and the speed of Michael Phelps is 4.24860 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-fifth as fast as a Crocodile. In other words, 30 yards per minute is 0.170 times the speed of a Crocodile, and the speed of a Crocodile is 5.90 times that amount. (American Crocodile, Crocodylus acutus) (swimming speed)An American crocodile can reach speeds in the water of up to 180 yards per minute. On land, larger crocodiles can "gallop" when fleeing danger at speeds of up to 360 yards per minute. It's about seven times as fast as a Sloth. In other words, 30 yards per minute is 6.80 times the speed of a Sloth, and the speed of a Sloth is 0.150 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-fifteenth as fast as a Bull. In other words, the speed of a Bull is 15 times 30 yards 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 440 yards 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-fifteenth as fast as Noah Ngeny. In other words, 30 yards per minute is 0.06033 times the speed of Noah Ngeny, and the speed of Noah Ngeny is 16.580 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 497.20 yards per minute. According to some reports, Ngeny did not begin running competitively until just three years before setting the record.