How's this for fast?

How's this for fast?

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    How's this for fast?

    I started out reading this article in which the British team Bloodhound Supersonic Car is being prepared to go 1000 MPH on land.
    Out of curiosity, I looked up the fastest air speed record. I came upon this article in Wikipedia Flight airspeed record - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia As I was interested in what the fastest speed was, in no particular altitude or class of aircraft, I looked at the bottom. What I found is either grossly incorrect, or nigh incomprehensible:
    November 16, 2004 Unmanned 7,546 MPH 12,144 KHM NASA X-43A Air-launched hypersonic scramjet

    If my math is right, it would take 23 minutes to traverse the United States! Really incredible. Again if my math is right, it would take approx .697 seconds to go 1 mile. That is truly amazing!
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    Look up fastest a man has gone ever without a vehicle.
    I know not what this "overkill" means.

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    I haven't found anything yet. What are your results?

    The fastest man made object is the Helios spacecraft at 150,000mph or 241,350 km/h

    That will get you around the equator in about 10 minutes...
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    I'm so fast that I can turn off the wall switch and be in bed before the light goes out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NavDoc View Post
    I'm so fast that I can turn off the wall switch and be in bed before the light goes out.
    That reminds me of a sign at a coffee shop. One of the lines on it said , you know you drink to much coffee when it is faster to change the channel without the remote!

    Found it! Do you drink too much coffee?
    “The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnklFungus
    If it is ok to disarm legal citizens to reduce crime, then doesn't it stand to disband the military to prevent war?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NavDoc View Post
    I'm so fast that I can turn off the wall switch and be in bed before the light goes out.
    Well, I can top THAT! I'm even fast asleep!

    Or I will be soon - naptime!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paymeister View Post
    Well, I can top THAT! I'm even fast asleep!
    Well, he's certainly half fast...

    <ducking and running for the tall grass>

    I think the human body tops out at 200 mph because of wind resistance. Of course, in space, that wouldn't be a problem, but an unvehicled human in space will have other problems more pressing.

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    For those who know...Brownie(Threat-Focised Shooting) is faster!
    The last Blood Moon Tetrad for this millennium starts in April 2014 and ends in September 2015...according to NASA.

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    For those who know...Brownie(Threat-Focised Shooting) is faster!
    I saw proof, this weekend.
    The last Blood Moon Tetrad for this millennium starts in April 2014 and ends in September 2015...according to NASA.

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    My wife says I'm the fastest she's ever seen,

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbum View Post
    My wife says I'm the fastest she's ever seen,
    If I were you, I don't think I'd be bragging about that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by A1C Lickey View Post
    If I were you, I don't think I'd be bragging about that!
    that's what she said.

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