Did you know that the earth rotates at a speed of about 1600 kilometres an hour? So even sitting there reading this story you’re actually travelling faster than the current land speed record. Your velocity does vary depending on your location – the above measurement is taken from somewhere near the equator. I was going to explore this idea in a short story but I’m far too hungover to fully comprehend the velocity involved. My brain’s current processing speed is far less impressive than the pace it’s travelling around the globe.