Top speed of a Blue Whale

Top speed of a Blue Whale (50 km/h)



Neat Ratios ...

Top speed of a Blue Whale (50 km/h)

  • is 1/25 of Speed of sound (1,236 km/h)...more
  • is 1/25 of World Land Speed record (1,228 km/h)...more
  • is 1/4 of Fastest speed attained by a steam train (202.6 km/h)...more
  • is 2/5 of Top speed of a Grey-headed albatross (127 km/h)...more
  • is 1/2 of Comfortable driving speed (100 km/h)...more
  • is 2.5 x Top speed of an Eastern Gray Squirrel (20 km/h)...more
  • is 10 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.

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