What is the wind speed of an African swallow?

Answer Some 38 species of swallow inhabit Africa, says A healthy European or barn swallow--common to many parts of Africa--can reach speeds up to 35 miles per hour under ideal weather condi... Read More »

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What happened to Hurricane Ike's wind speed over water and land?

As Hurricane Ike made landfall in Galveston, Texas, at 2:10 a.m. CDT on Sept. 13, 2008, the storm had sustained wind speeds near 110 mph. However, at 5 p.m., CDT, when Hurricane Ike was traveling o... Read More »

Dry Land Speed Training for Hockey?

Hockey players don't always have the luxury of training on the rink, particularly during the summer months when many arenas remove ice for the season. Dry land training enables hockey players to wo... Read More »

What is the average speed of a jet plane?

The speed of a jet varies by the type of aircraft and its manufacturer. On average, the speed of a jet airplane ranges from 250 to 559 mph, but the actual speed depends on altitude and weather cond... Read More »

Who set the first land speed record in car racing?

The first land speed record was set by Count Gaston de Chasseloup-Laubat on December 18th, 1898 near Paris, France. His Jeantaud car, which featured a single electric motor and alkaline batteries, ... Read More »