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Re: Just in case you thought that Usain Bolt was fast...
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2012, 02:51:09 PM »
Can't people add a snippet of the article. My phone doesn't connect with all websites. Plus, it's polite whether on the phone or not.

I know this may sound hypocritical but I do provide links and as much information as I can when posting a topic (on the phone), this is just a link.

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Re: Just in case you thought that Usain Bolt was fast...
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2012, 03:03:17 PM »
   Okay here you go. This is from the National Geographic web site. The Cincinnati zoo has a cheetah named Sarah that ran the 100m dash in 5.95 seconds compered to Usain Bolt's world record of 9.58 seconds. Most of this information is in the wording of the link itself but I hope this helps.
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Re: Just in case you thought that Usain Bolt was fast...
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2012, 03:11:00 PM »
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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.

Sarah's June 20 sprint is the fastest timed 100 meters ever run by anything on the planet, the officials said—though it was no suprise to Cathryn Hilker, founder of the Cincinnati Zoo's Cat Ambassador Program, who helped raise Sarah from a cub.



Image is of Sarah; she's running. Appears to be very fast and I wouldn't want to be her food.
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Re: Just in case you thought that Usain Bolt was fast...
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2012, 03:26:06 PM »
Cheetahs have always been known to be the fastest animals on the planet. So, one beats a record. That's not really news to me. But that's one animal I never wish to get into a fight with.

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Re: Just in case you thought that Usain Bolt was fast...
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2012, 03:51:59 PM »
What you don't want to own one as a pet?!?
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Re: Just in case you thought that Usain Bolt was fast...
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2012, 04:24:28 PM »
Maybe a panther. I saw one once running the fields in Ocala, Florida. Some cars stopped along the way to North Florida were watching the panther. I just drove on but I never saw one in the "wild", per se.

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Re: Just in case you thought that Usain Bolt was fast...
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2012, 04:36:29 PM »
I've always been fascinated by "big" cats. They very beautiful and and intriguing creatures, but I can't for the life of me understand the fascination people experience when they actually choose to own one.
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