Ever wondering what are the fastest things in the world? We list down some of them, from people to animals, cars, boats, and space crafts. Here are the fastest things in the world!!
20. Fastest Eater:
Joey “Jaws” Chestnut is now officially recognized by the International Federation of Competitive Eating as the World Champion after consuming 66 hotdogs in 12 minutes.
19. Fastest Rapper:
No Clue obtained the title of “fastest rap MC” in the Guinness Book of World Records when he did 723 syllables in 51.27 seconds. That’s about 14.1 syllables per second.
18. Fastest Guitar Player:
John Taylor broke the previous world record when he played “flight of the bumblebee” at 600 beats per minute perfectly.
17. Fastest Roller Coaster:
At a top speed of 150mph the recently constructed Formula Rossa can be found in Dubai
16. Fastest Elevator:
Elevators in the Taipei Tower in Taiwan shuttle people up and down at a speed of 60km/h
15. Fastest Train:
The Japanese JR-Maglev has reached over 360mph (581km/h) on a magnetic levitation track
14. Fastest Production Car:
Topping out at 268mph the Bugatti Veyron EB 16.4 is the fastest street-legal car in the world
13. Fastest Non Production Car:
On October 15, 1997 the rocket powered car Thrust SSC broke the sound barrier in the Nevada desert.
12. Fastest Manned Plane:
Not only did the US Air Force X-15 go fast (4,519 mph) it went so high that several of its pilots were later awarded astronaut wings by NASA.
11. Fastest Man:
In 2009 Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt broke the world record for the 100 meter dash with a time of 9.58 seconds.
10. Fastest Woman:
In 1988 American Florenc Griffith-Joyner ran the 100m dash in 10.49 seconds, a record that is yet to be broken.
9. Fastest Fish:
Sailfish have been clocked going nearly 70mph.
8. Fastest Bird:
Also the fastest animal in the world bar none, the Peregrine Falcon, can exceed speeds of 200 mph (325km/h)
7. Fastest Computer:
Although in all likelihood this record has already been broken by the time your read this, Milky Way-2 of China is at the time of this publishing the world’s fastest computer.
6. Fastest Submersible:
It’s hard to get records on these sort of things because submarines data tends to be classified. The highest alleged speed however was reached by the Soviet K-162 in 1969. It’s speed was 44.7 knots.
5. Fastest Helicopter:
In July 2010 the Sikorsky X2 broke the record with a speed of 258mph over West Palm Beach, FL.
4. Fastest Boat:
The World Unlimited Water Speed Record is the officially recognized fastest speed achieved by any water-borne vehicle in the world. Currently it belongs to the Spirit of Australia that topped out at 318 mph.
3. Fastest Land Vehicle:
Military rocket sleds have been recorded at over mach 8.
1. Fastest Speed:
Technically the fastest possible speed in the universe is the speed of light.