If Given a Penny Every Time Ferb Says a Word, How Many Cadbury Freddos Could He Buy?

Carl Naybour


This paper describes and calculates the number of times Ferb, from the Disney animated programme ‘Phineas and Ferb’, speaks and with this, if given a single English penny for each spoken word, how much money Ferb would have made as a result. It was found that Ferb would gain a total of £25.98. In the year 2000, it was calculated that Ferb could buy 259 Freddos (4403 g of chocolate) with this money, however in 2018 it was found that Ferb could only afford 103 Freddos (1854 g of chocolate) in total. As a result of this, it would be recommended that for better value for money, Ferb travels back in time using their time machine if he ever wishes to bulk buy Cadbury’s Freddos.


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