So… a category 5 storm just slammed into the Philippeans on Friday with winds hitting the ground BREAKING 235 miles per hour. Let’s put this into comparison.
That’s faster than
The world’s fastest helicopter is only 14 miles faster per hour than this wind at 249.1 mph. In fact, the Toro 51609 Ultra 12 amp Variable Speed electric leaf blower reaches 235 miles an hour on high. Imagine a huge-ass leaf blower with balance-tipping ability, and multiply it times.. well, the world as you know it.
Also, Gizmodo provided the images I slapped into this post. Take a look at how this typhoon looks from space.
Sources: Gizmodo’s “Super Typhoon Haiyan Just Broke All Scientific Intensity” and Reuter’s “Super Typhoon Haiyan Slams Into Philippines, Millions Flee” and Listverse’s “15 Fastest Things In The Universe” and Speed Kills “This Is Why You Can’t Outrun A Cheetah”