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 It's about as fast as an Iceberg. (a.k.a. Berg) (Newfoundland iceberg average)Moved by ocean currents and wind, icebergs can drift at speeds of about 50 centimeters per second. The largest iceberg ever recorded was a found near Baffin Island, Nunavut and was estimated to be nine billion metric tons. It's about two-fifths as fast as Walking Pedestrians (in Manhattan). In other words, 50 centimeters per second is 0.380 times the speed of Walking Pedestrians (in Manhattan), and the speed of Walking Pedestrians (in Manhattan) is 2.60 times that amount. (Manhattan; average speed; 8,978 person-sample)A 2006 Study by the New York City Department of City Planning found that pedestrians in that city walk at an average rate of 130 centimeters per second. Pedestrians wearing headphones, the study went on to find, walk at a slightly faster 140 centimeters per second It's about one-fourth as fast as Michael Phelps. In other words, 50 centimeters per second is 0.25740 times the speed of Michael Phelps, and the speed of Michael Phelps is 3.8850 times that amount. (at the Beijing Olympics, 2008; 200 m freestyle) (a.k.a. Michael Fred Phelps) (swimmer; 1985-)Setting a world record, Michael Phelps swam the 200 m freestyle in 1:42.96 for an average speed of 194.250 centimeters per second. Phelps would go on to win nine gold medals individually in the 2008 Olympics - more than all but eight of the competing nations. It's about one-fifth as fast as a Crocodile. In other words, 50 centimeters per second is 0.190 times the speed of a Crocodile, and the speed of a Crocodile is 5.30 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 seven-and-a-half times as fast as a Sloth. In other words, the speed of a Sloth is 0.130 times 50 centimeters per second. (for Brown-throated three-toed sloth, Bradypus variegatus)The three-toed sloth moves along the ground at an average speed of 6.70 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-fifteenth as fast as a Bull. In other words, the speed of a Bull is 13 times 50 centimeters per second. (for animals involved in the Running of the Bulls, a.k.a. Encierro, San Fermin, Pamplona, Spain) (herd average speed)The herd of the annual Encierro in Pamplona, Spain runs at an average speed of 670 centimeters per second. The Encierro is run annually from July 7th through July 14th and involves 42 bulls, 77 oxen, and an estimated 17,000 runners over the course of the event. It's about one-fifteenth as fast as Noah Ngeny. In other words, 50 centimeters per second is 0.06598 times the speed of Noah Ngeny, and the speed of Noah Ngeny is 15.160 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 757.80 centimeters per second. According to some reports, Ngeny did not begin running competitively until just three years before setting the record.