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 It's about two times as fast as a Hare. In other words, the speed of a Hare is 0.50 times 150 kilometers per hour. (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 72 kph. 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-and-two-fifths times as fast as a Knuckleball (baseball). In other words, the speed of a Knuckleball (baseball) is 0.710 times 150 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 one-and-one-third times as fast as a Cheetah. In other words, 150 kilometers per hour is 1.3580 times the speed of a Cheetah, and the speed of a Cheetah is 0.73640 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 one-and-one-fourth times as fast as a Hurricane. In other words, 150 kilometers per hour is 1.260 times the speed of a Hurricane, and the speed of a Hurricane is 0.7940 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 one-and-one-fifth times as fast as a Curveball (baseball). In other words, the speed of a Curveball (baseball) is 0.830 times 150 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 as fast as a Fastball (baseball). (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 four-fifths as fast as a Skydiver (belly-to-earth). In other words, 150 kilometers per hour is 0.790 times the speed of a Skydiver (belly-to-earth), and the speed of a Skydiver (belly-to-earth) is 1.30 times that amount. (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.