Monday, 9 July 2012

5 Fastest Stuff You Might Not Know

When we talk about speed, we will associate it with action and adrenaline rush, that's the reason why the movie franchise like "Fast And Furious" and "Speed"  are such an success and well received in the box office. Speed do make a great difference in real life too. With speed, we can achieve more with less time and thus increase the efficiency/productivity of our lives.

Today, I am going to share 5 fastest stuffs that you might not know!

1. Fastest Internet Connection
You might be surprised to learnt that the fastest internet connection is actually from South Korea and the recorded speed is at 13.8 Mbps (Megabytes Per Second), as reported by US internet monitoring firm, Akamai. It is more than twice that of America's.

fastest internet connection, south korea

2. Fastest Man
I believed many of you would know who is he, he is non other than the reigning Olympic Champion Usain Bolt (a Jamaican). He broke the world record by completing 100 m in just 9.58 seconds, making his average speed 38.17 hmph.

fastest man, usain bolt

3. Fastest Train
The fastest train belongs to the Beijing-Shanghai High-Speed Railway, averaging 300 kmph. By the way, the high-speed rail network costs US $300 billion to build and cut down the travelling time by more than half (from 10 hours to 4 hours 48 minutes)

fastest train, beijing-shanghai high speed rail

4. Fastest Computer
Speed is everything when comes to the eWorld. The fastest computer goes to The K Computer (named for the Japanese word "kei", meaning 10 quadrillion), a super computer produced by Japanse IT giant Fujitsu. It implies that the machine can perform a whopping 10 quarillion scientific calculation per second. For easier appreciation, you need about 88,000 CPUs to generate such speed.

fastest computer, the k computer

5. Fastest Lift
Taipei 101 (Taiwan) is the second tallest building in the world (after Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the one Tom Cruise climbed in his MI4 movie) but it has the fastest lift in the world. The lift can "transport" you to the 100th floor in 40 seconds. 

I have personally took the lift in May this year and I can attest to that monster speed! It is really LIGHTNING FAST and the best part is you can hardly feel any movement. By the time the lift lady welcome you and complete his announcement, you are already at the top of the building.

fastest lift, taipei 101
  
Cheers! 

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