10 things that take longer than Ronda Rousey's last UFC win
Dominant women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey defeated Cat Zingano in record time at UFC 184 in February, her second win in under 20 seconds. Before Rousey returns to the Octagon this Saturday, check out 10 everyday things that take longer than it took Rousey to defend her belt for the fourth time.
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Going to the bathroom (21 seconds)
We’ve all been there before — you had one (or four) too many during the main card, and now with the main event just about to start, you’ve got to see a man about a horse. Well, if you’re watching Rousey, it’s probably worth it to just hold it, especially since mammals urinate for an average of 21 seconds — seven seconds longer than Rousey’s record-breaking win.
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Usain Bolt’s world record 200-meter dash (19.19 seconds)
Usain Bolt is the fastest man on Earth. But even his record-breaking 200-meter dash time of 19.30 seconds at the 2008 Beijing Olympics (and his subsequent 19.19-second record-breaking time at the 2009 world championships) can’t compare with Rousey making quick work of Zingano. It’s actually hard to wrap our head around the fact that Rousey could defeat another world-class fighter before Bolt could run 200 meters.
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Tying your shoes (30 seconds)
Tying your shoes can be tricky sometimes. I mean, you have to loop one string, cross it over another, do something with the bunny ears until your shoes are tight enough to not fall off your feet but also provide adequate circulation. See, it’s a lot. And a cursory search finds the average person takes 30 seconds to tie their shoes. So make sure you’re laced up before Rousey takes the ring.
One full NBA possession (24 seconds)
Don’t slip up and change the channel to catch the final play of that Clippers vs. Rockets game, because just one possession could be the difference between watching history live and hearing about it the next day.
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One Instagram video (15 seconds)
An Instagram video can last up to 15 seconds — just long enough to fit Rousey’s entire fight against Zingano and create some work for the UFC piracy department.
Bryce Harper rounding the bases (22 seconds)
One of Major League Baseball’s brightest stars, Washington's Bryce Harper crushed 42 home runs this season, tied for the best in the National League. But in the leisurely 22 seconds it takes the Las Vegas native to round the bases, Rousey could have finished Zingano with eight seconds to spare.
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Boot up your computer (30 seconds)
Trying to load up UFC Fight Pass to watch the main event? Better hope your computer is in sleep mode. Despite the massive improvements in boot up times since the days of Windows 98, it still takes most systems more than 30 seconds to fully load.
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Waiting at a red light (100 seconds)
It's surprising to find out the average red traffic light lasts about 100 seconds, because it always seems like a small eternity – especially when trying to get home to watch Rousey fight. With wins in :34, :16, and :14 in her last three fights, Rousey could have beaten up three people before you made it from one red light to the next.
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Peyton Manning running one play
Peyton Manning is one of the smartest quarterbacks to ever play the game, picking apart the opposing defense with various audibles “OMAHA! OMAHA!” But while Manning is getting ready to toss yet another TD (R.I.P. to Brett Favre’s career TD record), Rousey could toss her opponent on her head and still leave enough time to celebrate.
Getting to the center of a Tootsie Pop
Because the world may never know how long that takes. But just like a Ronda Rousey fight, it's always worth it.