Thursday, October 17, 2013

The Tortoise, The Hare, and You!

Usain Bolt is unquestionably the fastest human alive, but how would he do if he had to compete against other species, like say a grizzly bear? In 2009 he broke the world record, running 100 meters in 9.58 seconds. That's faster than 10 m/s and around 38 km/h. This week we looked at some data on the maximum speeds of different animals and then tested our own local humans.

Most of us fell somewhere between a chicken and a pig.

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