TOP 10 FASTEST THINGS IN THE WORLD
From animals, to super-cars faster than f1 vehicles, to machines that may someday take over the world, you’ll be amazed by the top 10 fastest things in the world today.
Be Amazed at these Top 10 Fastest Things in the World – Fastest Animal – If you thought the fastest animal on earth was a cheetah, think higher… technically speaking. The Peregrine Falcon, also known in North America as the “duck hawk”,reachesspeeds of over240 mphin order totear apartbirds while in mid-air. Fastest Water Slide – If you want to match a cheetah in speed , without using wheels, try The Insano in Brazil. Known as the world’s scariest water slide, The Insano is listed in the Guiness Bookdue to its 41 metreplummet. The slide was constructed in 1989 and has become a magnet for daredevils across the world since. Fastest Rollercoaster – From theIntimidator 305 in the US, the Leviathan in Canada, to the Dodonpa in Japan, there are a host of rollercoasters that push riders atvertical speeds upwards of 100mph,before sending them back to earth, literally… Then there’s theFormula Rossa . Fastest Elevator – A more surprising race underway is for the title of world’s fastest elevator. In the last decade, China has been going through an elevator boom – there are more “super–tall” skyscrapers than ever and estimations are that by 2020, 40% of all elevators will be in China alone. Fastest Manned Aircraft – When they call a plane a rocket you know there’s something special about it. TheNorth American X-15,rocket-poweredaircraft was an experiment in air-travel speed,and lead to such terrifying results that its record, set in 1967, remains undefeated to this day.
Fastest Computer – The race for fastest supercomputer is something of an arms race. As of 2017, the world game is dominated by two players – the United States and China. But that race has been tilting to one side. Fastest Fish – Billfish are a group of apex-predator fish, and include sailfish, marlin and swordfish. Some members grow over 16 feet and all move quickly in water, whichis why they are liketrophies within fishing circles. Fastest Train – Welcome to the future , where trains no longer need wheels, and instead float on thin air. The JR-Maglev MLX01, and currently fastest train in the world, was designed by the Central Japan Railway Company. Fastest Wind – In May 1999 , an outbreak of tornadoesravaged theirway through Oklahoma, US.One, which would become known as the Bridge-Creek Moore tornado, caused$1 billion in damage and destroyed over 8,000 homes. Fastest Production Car – The Hennessey Venom GT has officially bullied its way to the top spot of world’s fastest car, knocking aside the Bugatti Chiron . The Venom did manage to qualify for a Guinness record for acceleration in 2013. Despite Venom’s accolades, no production car comes close to the speed of sound. The fastest non-production car ever is the Thrust SSC , also known as the Thrust Supersonic, and it broke the sound barrier by hitting 763 mph in the Nevada desert. It’d be hard to picture this thing on the streets however, as it basically looks like a jet without wings. On the other side of the world in Dubai – the world’s fastest ambulance, the Lotus Evora, costs$150,000 and can reach 185 mph. To prove the point, in 2010 redbull created the RedBull x2010 Concept car. The X2010 was theorised by Adrian Newey, head engineer of Red Bull Racing and the hypothetical car, designed as an ultimate racing machine, was designed with pure speed in mind. Sebastian Vettel performed the virtual shakedown test of the car and On his first run, he shortened the simulated course record held by Formula 1 cars on GT5’s simulation of the Suzuka Circuit by over 20 seconds.