Trivia Question

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by Sniper03, Jun 29, 2020.

  1. Sniper03

    Sniper03 Supporting Member Supporter

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    What living creature can hit speeds of 300 Kilometer/Hour (km/h) =. 186.41136 Mile/Hour (mph)?

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  2. RaySendero

    RaySendero Active Member

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    I'll guess a Peregrine falcon?!
     

  3. RJF22553

    RJF22553 Well-Known Member

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    I've done that speed several times. Mostly in a passenger jet or C-141.;)
     
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  4. aarondhgraham

    aarondhgraham Well-Known Member

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    Pretty sure it's a small predatory bird,,,
    Redtail hawk maybe?

    Aarond

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  5. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Peregrine Falcon in a dive.

    Golden Eagle, Gyrfalcon and a couple of others are faster in level flight.
     
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  6. G66enigma

    G66enigma Well-Known Member

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    That would be my guess, as well.

    Some ocean creatures top out around ~50mph or so. And I think the Cheetah can hit 70mph for shorter sprints. But, nearly 200mph ... gotta be one of the falcons.
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  7. Sniper03

    Sniper03 Supporting Member Supporter

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    Correct
    A Falcon in a dive! Truly and amazing bird!

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  8. Capacitor

    Capacitor Active Member

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    No idea how fast an eagle goes during power dive>
     
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  9. primer1

    primer1 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    A cat strapped into a high end drone.
     
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  10. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member Admin Moderator Lifetime Supporter

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    Frog in a blender???
     
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  11. austin92

    austin92 Well-Known Member

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    Is it that shrimp that whacks it’s prey with its front arms? Used to be into aquariums and heard those have to be kept in acrylic tanks cause they’ll bust glass. The shrimp itself won’t go that fast but it’s attack is stupid quick.
     
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  12. sheriffjohn

    sheriffjohn Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Raccoon hit with a load of 00 Buckshot. Well, parts of it went that fast.
     
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  13. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member Admin Moderator Lifetime Supporter

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    Austin- Mantis Shrimp
     
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  14. G66enigma

    G66enigma Well-Known Member

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    In about twenty seconds, it'd be 100 stray pieces plus one angry cat, flying through the air. Which, if physics is any guide, would be ... um ... What height are we speaking of? What would be the terminal velocity of a cat from, say, 3000ft, and would it land on its feet? (And did Mr. Cat take lessons from the flying squirrel, last autumn.)

    Things that make you go "Hmmm."

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  15. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member Admin Moderator Lifetime Supporter

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    Was it an unladen African cat, or European?
     
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  16. boatme98

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    Used to hear the snap, crackle, pop of the alpheus heterochaelis shrimp against the hull at night in southern waters.
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    Tiny things, from micro sized to about 1", they'd pop all night long by the millions. Even through 1" of fiberglass, it was like being a bowl of rice crispies.
    The pop is actually the air bubbles exploding, not the snap of the claw.
     
  17. G66enigma

    G66enigma Well-Known Member

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    Oh, so it's airspeed velocity we're speaking of, yeah?

    The big question, then, has got to be: Was it made of wood? And, if so, then ...
     
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  18. RJF22553

    RJF22553 Well-Known Member

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    Sniper03, whatever you do, don't provide the answer: the comments are far too precious to end!
     
  19. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member Admin Moderator Lifetime Supporter

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    I just hope it has good breaks.
     
  20. G66enigma

    G66enigma Well-Known Member

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    Well, if African, it's a question. If European, it's Brembo of course. If it were American, it'd be Bendix ... and defunct.

    That'd determine whether it would be a dictatorship, an autonomous collective, or an anarcho-syndicalist commune. But, then it'd be politics and we're in the wrong forum for that. Don't even get me started on "watery tarts" delivering authority for supreme executive power via some farcical aquatic ceremony ... As if the cats would tolerate that.

    Not that that has anything to do with cats. Aerodynamically efficient ones or not.

    :p:D