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Let’s Talk About…: Sonic the Hedgehog’s speed
Full disclosure: I didn’t own a Sega growing up, but my friend did, so my only exposure to Sonic was in drips and drabs. I know that he’s a blue hedgehog with sporty red sneakers, fights a very rotund man, and is supposedly faster than the speed of sound.
I wanted to make a joke here about how he doesn’t really move at the speed of sound, but that’s an old and tired comment on poor, unsuspecting Sonic. And commenting on the 2006 game also lacks creativity.
No no no. Not today.
But what I will comment on in just how fast the speed of sound is. The speed of sound clocks in around 340 m/s, or 767 mph (or 1235 km/h). For reference, a passenger jet usually…
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