It's time for another whimsical Tuesday Turnip search wherein I type a random phrase and we see what kind of interesting factoids "turn-up."
In honor of the Turnip's one-year anniversary, I thought I'd revive one of my favs from last summer when I typed in "travels at a rate of," unearthing the following:
On average, a bumblebee travels at a rate of 3 meters per second
Sound travels at a rate of 761 miles per hour or 1,100 feet per second
Light travels at a rate of 186,282 miles per second
A sonar ping travels at a rate of approximately 4,800 feet per second
The average thunderstorm travels at a rate of 25 miles per hour
Lightning travels at a rate of 60,000 miles a second
[The tram in the St. Louis Gateway Arch] travels at a rate of 240 feet per minute
And my personal fav...
When Heinz ketchup leaves the bottle, it travels at a rate of 25 miles per year
Okay, who has Carly Simon's "Anticipation" stuck in their heads now? No, how about now?