Speaking at the Savoy Hotel in London, physicist Stephen Hawking told a crowd: “Ever since the dawn of civilisation, people have not been content to see events as unconnected and inexplicable.” “They have craved understanding of the underlying order in the world. The World Cup is no different.” Using what he calls “General Logistic Regression Modelling,” Hawking has studied the 45 World Cup matches the English soccer team has played since 1966 (the last time the team won the tournament), and he has identified the conditions that could lead England to another victory in the World Cup this summer. Wearing red uniforms, playing with a 4–3‑3 formation, and having a European referee–they’re historically a plus. So is playing in cooler temperatures, at lower altitudes, with kick off happening around 3pm. Hawking also reveals the best way to score in a penalty shootout. That’s covered, too, in the video above.
via The Guardian