i wonder where that fastest ever manhole is now

for the unaware, the fastest man-made object ever is a manhole that was blasted off it's drain by a nuclear explosion and was very briefly recorded as travelling at over six times the escape velocity of earth.

i say briefly because even using the slow motion cameras they had for analysis of the blast the manhole was only visible for a single frame in mid air

@PsyChuan that story is amazing! if I'm reading cnet.com/home/energy-and-utili right, those jerks at NASA have recently spoiled this great trivia answer. Parker is travelling at about 13 escape velocities

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@ryan @PsyChuan the manhole cover is still the fastest object on earth.

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