The speed of light is 299,792,458 meters per second. If you could travel around the Earth at that speed, you could do a round trip in 0.13 seconds. Benjamin Granville of Airplane Mode shows us roughly how fast that is by using Microsoft Flight Simulator to fly all the way around the globe in just eight frames of video.
Ever wanted to know how slowly a sloth moves compared to a rocket sled? This infographic video answers that question and many more. MetaBallStudios used lines of varying lengths to illustrate the relative speeds and distances traveled by various things, first comparing things slower than a human walking, then faster.
We shoot a lot of video inside of cars looking out the windshield. But the in-car footage often makes it look much slower than it felt zooming around the track. After watching this clip from Akiyoshi Kitaoka, we realize just how much of a difference having a wide angle lens makes when it comes to the perception of speed.
Austrian downhill cyclist Markus Stöckl recently zipped down a steep slope in the Atacama region of Chile to set a new world’s record for speed on a mountain bike – 167 km/h, or about 103.79 mph. It took Max about 11 seconds to reach his top speed on the way down.