Forget cheetahs, peregrine falcons are the fastest animals on Earth

In this new video, Vox examines the physics behind the peregrine falcon’s dive, which can reach speeds of over 200 miles an hour.

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  1. [pedantry]
    I thought we already knew that

    Well, technically, they aren't the fastest animals on Earth, they're the fastest animals above the Earth. I'd imagine they wouldn't be so fast walking on the ground.


  2. Yyyyeeeessss, forget the cheetah, the peregrine falcon is the one you should be worried about. He! He is the fastest, I am but a lowly cheetah, lowly second place...
    * jumps on your back and eats you while you're looking at peregrine falcon through binoculars *

    oh, and if we're doing obligs...

  3. Yes but a koala's terminal velocity is faster than either.

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