Speed of sound

Speed of sound (1,236 km/h)



Neat Ratios ...

Speed of sound (1,236 km/h)

  • is about as big as World Land Speed record (1,228 km/h)...more
  • is 10 x Fastest speed attained by a wind-powered watercraft (121.2 km/h)...more
  • is 25 x Top speed of a Blue Whale (50 km/h)...more
  • is 250 x Comfortable walking speed (5 km/h)...more

If this was a standard unit ...

Is That A Big Number? - The Book

Yes, there's now a book based on these numbers. Oxford University Press: July 2018.

Click here to learn more about it.

Click here for Podcast: Andrew Elliott interviewed for New Books Network.