Incredible and fun facts to explore

Weird Fastest Facts to Improve Your Knowledge

Following is our collection of super amazing and curious facts and details explaining Fastest. This list is intended for research in school, for college students or just to feed your brain with. Possible use cases are in quizzes, differences, homework facts legend, cover facts, and many more. But nevertheless learn why is Fastest so important!

fastest facts
What is Fastest about?

Top 10 Fastest facts that will blow your mind.

  1. The World Record for the fastest growing plant belongs to a certain species of bamboo. They have been found to grow up to 35 inches per day at a rate of 0.00002 mph. That’s nearly 1.5 inches an hour. You could literally watch bamboo grow before your eyes.

  2. The unconfirmed record for fastest moving manmade object is a manhole cover propelled by a nuclear detonation. A high-speed camera trained on the lid caught only one frame of it moving upward before it vanished—which means it was moving about 125,000 miles per hour

  3. The guy who managed Guinness Breweries in the 1950s went to a shooting party, where he missed his shot at a golden plover. In his defence, he argued it was the fastest game bird in Europe, but couldn't find a reference book that proved it. That's why he created the Guinness Book of Records.

  4. FOX network refused to pick up the South Park series, saying the talking poo character (Mr. Hankey) would stain "[their] network." The series was then brought to Comedy Central, and it became the highest rated show that made the network one of the fastest-growing U.S. cable channels at the time.

  5. About the Oh-My-God Particle, a proton traveling at about 99.99999999999999999999951% the speed of light. It is the fastest moving object ever recorded and as it hit the atmosphere it carried the kinetic energy equivalent to a baseball traveling at 50MPH, all in one particle.

  6. There's a version of "The Tortoise and the Hare" where everyone dies in a forest fire because the tortoise, having won the race and therefore seen as the fastest, is given the job of warning everyone.

  7. A 13-year-old Canadian girl once ran the fastest marathon by a female, knocking more than four minutes off the previous world record. While running she was beaming and saying, “gee, this is great!" Two minutes after the race, a doctor declared that her heart rate had already returned to normal.

  8. The likely record for fastest manmade object is a manhole cover launched by a nuclear bomb. A high-speed camera recording the lid only caught one frame of it moving meaning it was traveling over 125,000 miles per hour

  9. Freestyle in swimming technically means you can swim in any style; however the front crawl is synonymous with freestyle since it is the fastest and most efficient stroke.

  10. The fastest red card in a football match was given too Lee Todd in just 2 seconds for saying "Fuck me that was loud" when the Ref blew his whistle

Data charts defining Fastest

Fastest figures with statistics charts presented as infographic.

fastest fact data chart about Fastest animals in the world, properly scaled
Fastest animals in the world, properly scaled

fastest fact data chart about Actual fastest falling animals in the world
Actual fastest falling animals in the world

Funny fastest details

Interesting definitions that can be fact checked.

Niki Lauda asked his fellow drivers in 1976 to boycott the German Grand Prix at the Nürburgring due to safety concerns even after he was the fastest on the track. Fellow drivers declined and Lauda suffered a crash in the second lap which left him with half face and scalp burned.

In 2010, The U.S. Air Force made the fastest computer in the US Defense Department with 1,760 PlayStation 3's

The fastest airspeed record is held by the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird, a plane designed in the 60's. The record speed, however, is NOT the Blackbird's maximum speed which is still classified.

In 2009 a pigeon named Winston raced Telkom, South Africa's largest ISP, to see who could deliver 4GB of data to a location 60 miles away the fastest. By the time Winston arrived with the 4GB flash drive, Telkom had transmitted only 4% of the data.

President John F. Kennedy was a known speed reader and was rumored to be one of the fastest speakers in the world. Reportedly, he would read six newspapers cover to cover each morning and in an interview spoke 327 words in just a minute.

The aircraft carrier USS Enterprise was the longest warship ever built, and weighed over 90,000 tons. Despite this, it was one of the fastest, due to having 8 seperate nuclear reactors putting out a total of 280,000hp. No other carrier has more than two.

.. Australia is moving 7cm north every year. It is the fastest moving continental landmass in the world.

Mary Fields, aka "Stagecoach Mary," a 6 ft, 200 lb former slave who, at age 60, was hired by the U.S. Postal Service as she was the fastest applicant to hitch a team of horses. She never missed a day of work, and when the snow was too deep for her horses, she carried the mail on her back.

The record for the fastest manned aircraft was set in 1959, and still hasn't been broken.

In 2010 the fastest super computer in the entire U.S Defense Department was primarily compromised of 1760 PlayStation 3 Consoles

Light in itself isn't special, it's just that according to Einstein, the fastest speed reachable in the universe is 300K m/s. It just happens that light is the only thing we detected that travels without limitations in vacuum, which is why we associate the speed limit of the universe with it.

If officials awarded Lance Armstrong's 2005 Tour De France title to the next fastest cyclist who has never been caught doping, they'd have to give it to the 23rd place finisher.

In 2009 a pigeon named Winston raced Telkom, South Africa's largest ISP, to see who could deliver 4GB of data to a location 60 miles away the fastest. By the time Winston arrived with the 4GB flash drive, Telkom had transmitted only 4% of the data.

The Amish are among the fastest-growing populations in the world, with an average of seven children per family.

The speed of a hairy frogfish’s bite is the result of a vacuum in its mouth that can suck in its prey in just 1/6000th of a second. It’s so fast that even slow-motion video struggles to capture it. It has the fastest bite in the animal kingdom.

When Barry Allen "died" in the DC Comics, Marvel introduced an amnesiac speedster with blonde hair and red suit who can't remember his name but knows it sounds like "Buried Alien". He was named the "fastest man alive" in his first appearance.

In 2005, a German television show was produced in which twelve male competitors donated their sperm to be sent to a lab in Cologne. At the lab, three doctors then observed the sperm as they "raced" toward an egg. The man with the fastest sperm won a new red Porsche.

The fastest Cheetah ever recorded was named Sarah. In 2012, then-11-year-old Sarah was filmed running on a U.S.A. Track and Field-certified course at an unmatched pace of 61 miles per hour. Sarah’s 5.95 second 100-meter dash holds the known planet-wide record.

The Villages, the largest gated retirement community in America, also has one of the fastest growing STD rates in the country.

Freestyle swimming means you can do any stroke; however, almost everyone does the crawl because it is the fastest.

The fastest moving man-made object was probably a manhole cover which reached an estimated velocity of 125,000 miles per hour

The Amish have such a high birth rate (average of 7 children per family) they are among the fastest-growing populations in the world.

In 2014, UK scientists created the fastest ever internet connection, clocking speeds of 1.4 terabits per second - enough to download 44 HD movies a second.

The peregrine falcon is the fastest animal in the world, capable of reaching speeds in excess of 240 mph.

Finland hosts the Wife Carrying World Championships every year. In which men attempt to carry their wives through an obstacle course the fastest, with the grand prize being his woman's weight in beer.

Fastest infographics

fastest fact infographic about The world's fastest production car's 0-100 km/h time vs. pri
The world's fastest production car's 0-100 km/h time vs. price

fastest fact infographic about Top 10 Fastest Production Cars by Quarter Mile times
Top 10 Fastest Production Cars by Quarter Mile times