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How fast is 35 centimeters per second?

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It's about seven-tenths as fast as an Iceberg.
In other words, the speed of an Iceberg is 1 times 35 centimeters per second.
(a.k.a. Berg) (Newfoundland iceberg average)
It's about one-fourth as fast as Walking Pedestrians (in Manhattan).
In other words, 35 centimeters per second is 0.27 times the speed of Walking Pedestrians (in Manhattan), and the speed of Walking Pedestrians (in Manhattan) is 3.7 times that amount.
(Manhattan; average speed; 8,978 person-sample)
It's about five times as fast as a Sloth.
In other words, 35 centimeters per second is 5.2 times the speed of a Sloth, and the speed of a Sloth is 0.19 times that amount.
(for Brown-throated three-toed sloth, Bradypus variegatus)
The three-toed sloth moves along the ground at an average speed of 6.7 centimeters per second. Long thought to be lengthy sleepers, a 2008 study concluded that sloths sleep an average of only 9.6 hours per day.
It's about one-fifth as fast as Michael Phelps.
In other words, 35 centimeters per second is 0.18018 times the speed of Michael Phelps, and the speed of Michael Phelps is 5.55 times that amount.
(at the Beijing Olympics, 2008; 200 m freestyle) (a.k.a. Michael Fred Phelps) (swimmer; 1985-)
It's about one-tenth as fast as a Crocodile.
In other words, 35 centimeters per second is 0.13 times the speed of a Crocodile, and the speed of a Crocodile is 7.7 times that amount.
(American Crocodile, Crocodylus acutus) (swimming speed)
An American crocodile can reach speeds in the water of up to 280 centimeters per second. On land, larger crocodiles can "gallop" when fleeing danger at speeds of up to 560 centimeters per second.
It's about one-twentieth as fast as a Bull.
In other words, the speed of a Bull is 19 times 35 centimeters per second.
(for animals involved in the Running of the Bulls, a.k.a. Encierro, San Fermin, Pamplona, Spain) (herd average speed)
It's about one-twentieth as fast as Noah Ngeny.
In other words, 35 centimeters per second is 0.04619 times the speed of Noah Ngeny, and the speed of Noah Ngeny is 21.65 times that amount.
(in Rieti, Italy; 1999) (sprinter; 1978-)
Setting a world record at the Rieti Grand Prix in 1999, Noah Ngeny ran 1,000 m in 2:11.96 for an average speed of 757.8 centimeters per second. According to some reports, Ngeny did not begin running competitively until just three years before setting the record.