Stephen Hawking Reveals the Conditions That Could Lead to England’s Victory at The World Cup

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

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