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How fast is 144 inches per hour?

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It's about one-sixty-fifth as fast as a Sloth.
In other words, the speed of a Sloth is 67 times 144 inches per hour.
(for Brown-throated three-toed sloth, Bradypus variegatus)
The three-toed sloth moves along the ground at an average speed of 9,400 inches per hour. 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-five-hundredth as fast as an Iceberg.
In other words, the speed of an Iceberg is 500 times 144 inches per hour.
(a.k.a. Berg) (Newfoundland iceberg average)
Moved by ocean currents and wind, icebergs can drift at speeds of about 70,000 inches per hour. The largest iceberg ever recorded was a found near Baffin Island, Nunavut and was estimated to be nine billion metric tons.
It's about one-one-thousand-five-hundredth as fast as Walking Pedestrians (in Manhattan).
In other words, the speed of Walking Pedestrians (in Manhattan) is 1,300 times 144 inches per hour.
(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 180,000 inches per hour. Pedestrians wearing headphones, the study went on to find, walk at a slightly faster 200,000 inches per hour
It's about one-two-thousandth as fast as Michael Phelps.
In other words, 144 inches per hour is 0.00052304 times the speed of Michael Phelps, and the speed of Michael Phelps is 1,911.90 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 275,310 inches per hour. 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-two-thousand-five-hundredth as fast as a Crocodile.
In other words, the speed of a Crocodile is 2,600 times 144 inches per hour.
(American Crocodile, Crocodylus acutus) (swimming speed)
An American crocodile can reach speeds in the water of up to 390,000 inches per hour. On land, larger crocodiles can "gallop" when fleeing danger at speeds of up to 790,000 inches per hour.
It's about one-six-thousand-five-hundredth as fast as a Bull.
In other words, the speed of a Bull is 6,700 times 144 inches per hour.
(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 940,000 inches per hour. 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-seven-thousand-five-hundredth as fast as Noah Ngeny.
In other words, 144 inches per hour is 0.0001341 times the speed of Noah Ngeny, and the speed of Noah Ngeny is 7,457 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 1,074,000 inches per hour. According to some reports, Ngeny did not begin running competitively until just three years before setting the record.