The fastest plane in the world is NASA's Boeing X-43A Scramjet, flying in the record books at a speed of Mach 9.6, or 7,350 mph (11,760 km/h).
The first man in space boarded the Russian spacecraft Vostok 1 in April 12, 1961 with a 50-50 chance of survival. The spacecraft orbited the earth for one hour and 48 minutes and returned successfully.
The distance from the Earth to the sun is 92 million miles (146 million km). Even at the incredible speed of light, it takes 8 minutes for the sun's light rays to reach us once they leave the sun.
The world's largest and heaviest aircraft is the Antonov An-225 Mriya, designed for carrying large cargo. It's maximum takeoff weight is 1.3 million pounds (590,000 kilograms).
As of 2014, Chicago O'Hare airport is the busiest airport in the world, managing to juggle more than 1,780 aircraft per day.
The jet wash of Boeing 747 taking off is strong enough to flip over a school bus, taxi cab, and a small plane.
The speed of sound in water is about four times faster than in air. Since water is more dense than air, sound travels with greater ease.
The most powerful tornado ever measured produced speeds in excess of 480 km/h, or 300 miles/hour.
The flying car Terrafugia can convert into plane mode in less than a minute. It's expected to start selling in 2016.
The "Solar Challenger" is a solar powered plane that was built in 1980 with the ability to fly using only the energy provided by sun. It's longest flight was 160 miles (260km), completed without the use of any batteries.
If you thought hotels made of ice are strange, JumboStay offers accommodations in a real Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet. The hotel boasts 33 rooms, including a double bed suite in the cockpit.
To take off, pelicans need a running start, similar to planes. They build up speed by hopping forward few times, on land and on water.
Hummingbirds do everything fast. In just one minute they can flap their wings 50 times, have their heart beat 1200 times, and take 250 breaths of air.