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 It's about thirteen times as fast as a Skydiver (belly-to-earth) In other words, the speed of a Skydiver (belly-to-earth) is 0.077 times 2,400 kilometers per hour. (Belly-to-Earth orientation, average conditions, terminal velocity)A belly-to-Earth oriented skydiver's terminal velocity is about 190 kph. In a typical jump from 3,900 m (13,000 ft), a diver in this orientation will be in freefall for 60 seconds. It's about sixteen times as fast as a Fastball (baseball) In other words, the speed of a Fastball (baseball) is 0.063 times 2,400 kilometers per hour. (a.k.a. rising fastball, a.k.a. cross-seam fastball, a.k.a. heater, a.k.a. hummer, a.k.a. smoker; for four-seam grip) (major league average)The average speed of major league fastball pitch is 150 kph. When up against the quickest professional fastball pitchers, a batter may have less than 0.4 seconds to react to a pitched ball. It's about twenty times as fast as a Curveball (baseball) In other words, the speed of a Curveball (baseball) is 0.05 times 2,400 kilometers per hour. (a.k.a. hook, a.k.a. hammer, a.k.a. yakker) (major league average)The average speed of major league curveball pitch is 120 kph. 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 twenty times as fast as a Hurricane In other words, 2,400 kilometers per hour is 20.10 times the speed of a Hurricane, and the speed of a Hurricane is 0.0498 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 119 kph. 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 310 kph (192.63 mph). It's about twenty times as fast as a Cheetah In other words, 2,400 kilometers per hour is 21.720 times the speed of a Cheetah, and the speed of a Cheetah is 0.04604 times that amount. (Acinonyx jubatus)The cheetah can reach speeds of up to 101 - 120 km/h in short bursts. From a crouching position, the cheetah can attain these speeds in just 2.25 seconds. It's about twenty times as fast as a Knuckleball (baseball) In other words, the speed of a Knuckleball (baseball) is 0.045 times 2,400 kilometers per hour. (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 110 kph. Eddie Cicotte, who was later implicated in the 1919 Black Sox scandal, is credited with developing the pitch ca. 1906. It's about thirty times as fast as a Gazelle In other words, the speed of a Gazelle is 0.03 times 2,400 kilometers per hour. (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 80 kph. 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).