25 Fastest Things Known To Man

We have brought you some of the biggest things, smallest things, and weirdest things on Earth, but for this list we think you should know the fastest things known to man. From the beginning of time, mankind has dedicated countless hours to making everything from our bodies to our spaceships go just a little bit faster. We have a serious need for speed, and we are breaking our own records all the time. So from the fastest texter to the fastest animal, get ready to be left in the dust by this list of the 25 Fastest Things Known to Man!

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Fastest Elevator

Shanghai Tower from the groundhttps://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/the-surprisingly-cutthroat-race-to-build-the-worlds-fastest-elevator/2017/01/03/8f6a83ae-8910-4786-b1da-dd049b702f20_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.7a60957d6190

The current world record holder for the fastest elevator is surprisingly slow, a measly 45.8 mph. The record holder is the Shanghai Tower in Tokyo, and it’s one of many super fast elevators in Asia. The west generally lags in comparison, with the fastest western elevator being at 1 World Trade Center in Manhattan at 23 mph.


Fastest Rapper

World's fastest rapper sitting in front of a green screenhttps://www.complex.com/music/2014/06/guinness-book-of-world-records-music/worlds-longest-note-held-on-saxophone

Speed rapping is becoming more and more common, and not surprisingly, the title of fastest rapper is something hotly debated. Currently, Rebel XD is certified world’s faster rapper with 852 syllables in 42.2 seconds, but Ricky Brown and Twista both deserve an honorable mention for their previous fastest rap titles.


Fastest Fish

sailfish swimming near school of smaller fishhttps://oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/fastest-fish.html

The cheetah of the sea, sailfish have been clocked at speeds of up to 68 mph (110km/h). Although they are known for the gigantic “sail” spanning the length of their backs, they usually keep these folded down while speeding through the water.


Fastest Guitar Player

Nirvana Bista Playing guitarhttp://www.realclearlife.com/music/nepalese-nirvana-worlds-fastest-guitar-player/

Long held by John Taylor before being overcome by Taylor Sterling, the world’s current fastest guitar player is a teenager named Nirvana Bista. Getting up to an impressive 1,600 beats per minute, Nirvana has blown away the previous records by a mile.


Fastest Submarine

Black and White image of submarine in the waterhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soviet_submarine_K-222

Because the fastest submerged objects (excluding missiles) in the world are all top secret military vessels, it is hard to get reliable data on this subject. The fastest speed being claimed by any government out there, however, was achieved by the Soviet K-222 in 1971. It allegedly reached speeds of up to 44.85 knots (51.61 mph).

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