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    From '82. Not sped up...



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    1250mph! of course it's sped up

    we're 35 years on from the date of that clip and the fastest recorded speed of a (conventional, wheeled passenger) train is about 350mph by france's tgv.

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    I'm not saying that I sometimes write things for the sole purpose of clickbait, but in this instance...

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    Hehe, I was gonna say, the shots of people inside the train make it look like normal train-fast. That would be crazy if you were moving in a train going as fast as the sped-up part!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xorkoth View Post
    Hehe, I was gonna say, the shots of people inside the train make it look like normal train-fast. That would be crazy if you were moving in a train going as fast as the sped-up part!
    Well, if you were going that fast in reality, you wouldn't feel it. You only feel acceleration (e.g g-force, "g"s). Speed vs acceleration. A little off-topic, but this sort of thought experiment is where Einstein started off with his theory of relativity. Interesting reading in case you want.
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    Yep, we're presently moving through space at around 1.3million mph. Which means I can run shockingly fast!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CFC View Post
    Yep, we're presently moving through space at around 1.3million mph. Which means I can run shockingly fast!
    Relative to what?
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    The cosmic background radiation

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