How much would it have cost Kelis to provide all the boys, she brought to the yard, milkshakes?

Domenic Marrone

Abstract


With the release of Kelis’ R&B classic Milkshake in 2003 many have wondered what was so special about her milkshake that brought all the boys to the yard. Therefore, to much delight, in 2017 Kelis finally released a recipe video for her infamous milkshake. This allows the question of ‘how expensive would it be for Kelis to provide a serving of milkshake to all the boys who came to her yard?’ to be asked. To answer this question, the number of eligible boys was determined as 2,725,115,365 meaning that Kelis would need to spend approximately £11.1 billion on ingredients; comparable to Shell’s 2017/18 profits.


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