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How fast is 678 yards per minute?

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It's about half as fast as a Gazelle
In other words, the speed of a Gazelle is 2 times 678 yards per minute.
(for Thomson's Gazelle, a.k.a. Eudorcas thomsoni, a.k.a. "Tommie", a.k.a. "Tommy")
A Thomson's gazelle can reach speeds of up to 1,000 yards per minute. The gazelle's speed doesn't match that of its chief predator, the cheetah, but a gazelle's endurance usually ensures an escape in distances greater than 500 m (0.3 mi).
It's about half as fast as a Hare
In other words, the speed of a Hare is 2 times 678 yards per minute.
(for European Brown Hare, a.k.a. Brown Hare, a.k.a. Lepus europaeus, a.k.a. Brown Hare)
The European Hare can run at speeds of up to 1,000 yards per minute. While speed is a factor in their escapes, hares evade their chief predators — wolves, foxes, and golden eagles — by fleeing in a zigzag pattern.
It's about one-third as fast as a Knuckleball (baseball)
In other words, the speed of a Knuckleball (baseball) is 2.90 times 678 yards per minute.
(a.k.a. knuckler, a.k.a. floater, a.k.a. dancer, a.k.a. butterfly ball) (major league average)
The average speed of major league knuckleball pitch is 2,000 yards per minute. Eddie Cicotte, who was later implicated in the 1919 Black Sox scandal, is credited with developing the pitch ca. 1906.
It's about one-third as fast as a Cheetah
In other words, 678 yards per minute is 0.33670 times the speed of a Cheetah, and the speed of a Cheetah is 2.970 times that amount.
(Acinonyx jubatus)
The cheetah can reach speeds of up to 2,014 yards per minute in short bursts. From a crouching position, the cheetah can attain these speeds in just 2.25 seconds.
It's about three-tenths as fast as a Hurricane
In other words, 678 yards per minute is 0.3120 times the speed of a Hurricane, and the speed of a Hurricane is 3.210 times that amount.
(formally: Topical cyclone; a.k.a. typhoon)
A hurricane is defined by the US National Hurricane Center as a Northern Hemisphere tropical storm having one-minute average wind-speeds of at least 2,170 yards per minute. Typhoons Tip (October, 1979) and Keith (October, 1997) and Hurricanes Camille (August, 1969) and Allen (August, 1980) jointly hold the record for highest tropical storm wind speeds at 5,650 yards per minute.
It's about three-tenths as fast as a Curveball (baseball)
In other words, the speed of a Curveball (baseball) is 3.30 times 678 yards per minute.
(a.k.a. hook, a.k.a. hammer, a.k.a. yakker) (major league average)
The average speed of major league curveball pitch is 2,200 yards per minute. In the 1940's, debate over whether there really was a curve in the curveball pitch was settled with the conclusion that the ball does curve; however, an optical illusion caused by the spin of the ball and the batter's perception of motion exaggerates the extent of the curve.
It's about four times as fast as a Crocodile
In other words, 678 yards per minute is 3.80 times the speed of a Crocodile, and the speed of a Crocodile is 0.260 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.