Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Comparison of Speed

A French scientific journal states that the ordinary rate is per second,—

Of a man walking, 4 feet.
Of a good horse in harness, 12"
Of a reindeer in a sledge on ice, .... 26"
Of an English race-horse, 43"
Of a hare 88"
Of a good sailing ship 14"
Of the wind 82"
Of sound 1038"
Of a 24 pound cannon ball 1300"
Source: The Farmer's Almanack ©1841

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