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Cheetah Breaks Speed Record


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#1    ThePhantomFlanFlinger

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 05:38 AM

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Sarah the cheetah has shattered the world record for the standing 100-meter dash, clocking a time of 5.95 seconds—making Olympian Usain Bolt's world record of 9.58 seconds look positively stodgy by comparison.


On a USA Track & Field-certified course established by the Cincinnati Zoo, the 11-year-old cheetah was radar-timed at up to 61 miles (98 kilometers) an hour, according to a Thursday announcement by zoo officials and National Geographic magazine. The magazine photographed Sarah and other zoo cheetahs for a project to be featured in its November issue, which will include unprecedented high-speed pictures.



I assume it may just be for an animal in captivity but still mightily impressive.

http://news.national...-bolt-olympics/


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Posted 03 August 2012 - 05:55 AM

cheetahs are awesome. actually, all cats are awesome

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 07:46 AM

View PostXanthurion2, on 03 August 2012 - 05:55 AM, said:

cheetahs are awesome. actually, all cats are awesome

I second that.

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 08:09 AM

I hope Sarah was tested for drugs, with her being a known cheetah.

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 08:12 AM

View PostEldorado, on 03 August 2012 - 08:09 AM, said:

I hope Sarah was tested for drugs, with her being a known cheetah.

:)

Thats a good one.. :lol:


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Posted 03 August 2012 - 09:55 AM

View PostBrianPotter, on 03 August 2012 - 08:12 AM, said:



Thats a good one.. :lol:

It really was!


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Posted 03 August 2012 - 10:13 AM

Meh.
I bet I could run faster. :D


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Posted 03 August 2012 - 02:32 PM

only 30% faster than human.


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Posted 03 August 2012 - 04:33 PM

That is one fast cat. I believe if it was chasing me I could out run it screaming all the was. Just Give me 3 steps


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Posted 03 August 2012 - 06:40 PM

View Postwoopypooky, on 03 August 2012 - 02:32 PM, said:

only 30% faster than human.

(50%) Sorry, the mathematician in me got annoyed :P Very impressive though.

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 11:08 PM

View PostEldorado, on 03 August 2012 - 08:09 AM, said:

I hope Sarah was tested for drugs, with her being a known cheetah.

:)

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 12:30 AM

For anyone interested in cheetahs,I highly recommend this movie. It's a tear jerker,but the animal is incredible,and its not sappy.


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Posted 04 August 2012 - 12:57 AM

cheetahs have 4 legs humans have 2. cheetahs run to catch their food humans sit on the couch munching potato chips. i think tat explains why humans are inferior to cheetahs when it comes to speed


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Posted 04 August 2012 - 01:43 AM

Sara should replace Chester Cheetah as the icon for Cheetos.
Instead of "Cheetos That Go Crunch", make it "Cheetos That Go Fast.


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Posted 04 August 2012 - 03:29 AM

View Postcsspwns, on 04 August 2012 - 12:57 AM, said:

cheetahs have 4 legs humans have 2. cheetahs run to catch their food humans sit on the couch munching potato chips. i think tat explains why humans are inferior to cheetahs when it comes to speed

I'm sure all of those athletes appreciate you calling them couch potatoes....

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