Can you react this fast? The world’s 5 fastest responses

Having super fast reactions is more important than ever today, and within the environmental and energy world, it can make a massive difference on a daily basis. How quickly do you respond to movement, light, commands or just the world around you? Within the energy sector, energy jobs are the core of one of the most influential and significant crisis of the modern century. The future of our planet rests upon the shoulders of the energy industry, with a pressure to discover sustainable energy sources quickly. Reacting swiftly and thinking innovatively are two key aspects for any energy job roles, such as ones for www.npowerjobs.com, www.careers.edfenergy.com/careers and www.centrica.com. Take a look at some of the fastest responses to see how you measure up:


0-100 in less than 3 seconds

One of the best illustrations of that super fast response has to come from some of the world's fastest cars. The Ariel Atom V8 can reach 100km per hour or 60 miles per hour from 0 in just 2.3 seconds, and the Porsche 918 Spyder, one of the 'most wanted' cars ever is close behind at 2.4. 

The fastest man in the world 

You need to have amazingly quick responses to become the speediest man in the world. Sprinter Usain Bolt is certainly quick off the mark and he has clocked the fastest speeds since automated tracking began. He holds the world record for sprinting a distance of 100 metres in 9.58 seconds, the fastest time ever recorded, making him not only the swiftest man alive today, but also possibly the fastest man in the world - ever.

Faster than the fastest car

If you thought the Ariel Atom V8 was rapid, then the world's fastest roller coaster, the Formula Rossa at Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi, has it well and truly beaten. Not only does this incredible roller coaster have a stunning top speed of 149.1 miles per hour (240km), it can accelerate from 0 to 100 (that's 62 miles) in 2 seconds. That's .3 of a second faster than the world's fastest car - for now. 

What about human reaction times?

These are all great examples of how the world's fastest machines - and Usain Bolt respond to the starter button or flag, and only serve to make us feel slow by comparison. Some of the most amazing response times ever recorded include Joe 'Fast Thumbs' McGurk who could respond to a light changing in just 0.1 seconds by blowing a horn. Try it yourself if you don't think that's a superhuman response! 

Quicker than ever

When asked the question 'what is the fastest thing ever?' most people will respond quickly with the answer 'light'. The speed of light is about 186,282.397 miles per second and even Usain Bolt cant keep up with that. However, all those people would be incorrect, as the fastest object in the world today is the Large Hadron Collider located on the French/Swiss border near Geneva in a specially built tunnel through the Alps. It is estimated that the collider can accelerate particles at a speed that is approximately 99.99999 times faster than light!

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