You are traveling hundreds of miles per hour right now!*
*in relation to the the center of the earth.**
Have you ever wondered how fast you are spinning around Earth’s rotational axis? Probably not, but now you can find out anyway!
Even though you are probably sitting down right now, unless your chair is at the North or South pole you are being pushed around by the earths’ surface, like an ant on a bicycle wheel. Because people closer to the equator are further from the earth’s axis (they are on a bigger wheel), they are moving faster - as this telling graphic from the great blog Vizual Statistix shows. People at the poles just spin in place.
**The earth tears around the sun at 67,000 miles per hour, so it would also be accurate to say you are traveling thousands of miles per hour right now. It’s all a question of relativity.