Faster than Flintstone? – Could the Ant Hill Mob beat Fred for speed?

William Edward FARMER

Abstract


This paper calculates the maximum velocity of the Ant Hill Mob from Wacky Races when employing their ‘getaway’ technique of running while carrying the car. It was found that the Mob were slower than Fred Flintstone, another character famous for powering his car with his feet, by a ratio of over 34 times.


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