|MLA Citation:||Bloomfield, Louis A. "Question 1461"|
How Everything Works 22 Jan 2018. 22 Jan 2018 <http://howeverythingworks.org/print1.php?QNum=1461>.
The terminal velocity of an object depends on the object's size, shape, and density. A fluffy object (a feather, a parachute, or a sheet of paper) has a small terminal velocity while a compact, large, heavy object (a cannonball, a rock, or a bowling ball) has a large terminal velocity. An aerodynamic object such as an arrow also has a very large terminal velocity. A person has a terminal velocity of about 200 mph when balled up and about 125 mph with arms and feet fully extended to catch the wind.