The Fastest Quiz You'll Ever Take

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Make haste, poky person! Take this quiz to test your knowledge of the speediest stuff in the universe.

Which animal can move faster than a car on a freeway?

While sailfish and cheetahs can hover around 60 mph (98 kph), at least for a few seconds, it's the falcon you can't shake from your tail. The bird of prey can swoop at 200 mph (320 kph).


Which of the following animals takes silver in the amazing speed category?

That would be the slender pronghorn, which can bound over its habitat at 53 mph (85 kph). That said, arctic hares and greyhounds are incredibly swift, and if you pitted, say, a slower pronghorn against a faster greyhound, you could see an upset.


Usain Bolt ran a world record time of 9.58 seconds in what race?

In 2009, Usain Bolt ran 100 meters in 9.58 seconds.


Scientists were surprised to discover that Usain Bolt is actually less aerodynamic than the average person. Why?

Seriously, Bolt's height of 6 feet 5 inches (1.96 meters) causes a lot of air resistance -- or drag.


Let's slow it down. On what planet do we have to wait more than 60,000 days between opening birthday presents?

While it might be good if you dread tax day, Neptune's 60,190-day year is no fun when you're waiting for summer vacation.


Planet candidate KOI-1843.03 may have the shortest (unconfirmed) orbit astronomers have come across. How many episodes of "Game of Thrones" can you watch in a year there, assuming an episode length of 55 minutes?

With an orbit of roughly 4.25 hours, you could get through a little more than 4.5 episodes before ringing in the new year. (And don't even think about how many years it would take George R.R. Martin to finish a book.)


What is the one and only record set for "fastest toilet"?

Trick question. There have been two records set for fastest toilet. The current fastest, according to Guinness World Records, is a motorized toilet that traveled 55 mph (89 kph).


What's the record for fastest flush?

Just keeping you on your toes: No record is (yet) held for the honor of fastest toilet flush.


Who or what is faster than a speeding bullet?

Yup, all four can supposedly beat the bullet -- Silver Surfer and the Flash can even run at light speed or faster.


Who would win in a race -- Silver Surfer or The Flash?

We're sticking with C. Let the arguing commence.


The "Home of the World's Worst Weather" boasted what elevated speed record?

Mount Washington, N.H. (self-proclaimed "Home of the World's Worst Weather") held the record for fastest wind (231 mph, 372 kph) until 2010.


What has the highest wind speeds in the universe?

Black hole IGR J17091 has winds of 20 million mph (32 million kph).


What speedy feat left one British woman so surprised that she didn't have time to take off her pants, as is usually customary for the activity?

Katherine Allen was surprised to discover that her baby was born the moment her water broke -- leaving the healthy infant to slide down the leg of her sweatpants.


Speedrunners spend their time doing what, very quickly?

Speedrunners attempt to finish video games as fast as possible.


What is the fastest mathematically possible game of Super Mario Bros.?

It is possible for you to save the princess in only 4 minutes and 57 seconds.


If you were driving the Hennessey Venom GT, one of the world's fastest production cars, at its top speed, how many feet could you burn a second?

The Hennessey Venom GT reaches 270.49 mph (435.31 kph), or 397 feet per second.


If you're trying to qualify as the Guinness World Records holder for fastest production car, what qualification do you NOT have to meet?

To qualify as a production car, Guinness requires at least 30 cars to be made, and they have to have certain features, but you can ostensibly listen to whatever you want while attempting the record.


The fastest object in the universe just might be a star cluster that was shot out from a distant galaxy. Should we be concerned that it's going to hit us at a rate of 638 miles (1,026 kilometers) per second?

Although none of us want an object coming toward us at 638 miles per second, don't worry too much. The cluster's trajectory is very unlikely for it to come near Earth, and it'll probably end up in a group of galaxies far, far away.


Is the universe expanding faster than the speed of light?

Yes, scientists believe the universe can expand faster than the speed of light.


How rapidly do scientists think the universe went from a subatomic particle to something the size of a marble at the beginning of the big bang?

As evidence of ripples in the universe has been discovered, scientists think that in less than a trillionth of a trillionth of a trillionth of a second, the universe inflated enormously. B is also kind of right too, though.


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