Stephen Hawking Crunches the Numbers to Predict England World Cup Win

Among his other numerous attributes, Stephen Hawking is also apparently a big soccer fan.

In this ad for Irish bookmaker Paddy Power, Hawking notes that as a theoretical physicist, he is “marginally more qualified to make predictions than Paul the Octopus.” Hawking then employs general logistic regression modeling to offer the best conditions for an England World Cup win: England should use a 4-3-3 formation, hope for a European referee and a 3:00 kick-off. Hawking acknowledges, though, that when it comes to penalty kicks, “We couldn’t hit a cow’s arse with a banjo.”

Will England heed Hawking’s advice? Perhaps the team should. Paddy Power places England’s odds of winning the World Cup at 28:1. England last won the prize in 1966.

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City Of Santiago Erupts In Cheering After Chile Beats Spain

City Of Santiago Erupts In Cheering After Chile Beats Spain

Most Americans aren’t paying that much attention to the World Cup taking place in Brazil. But the rest of the world is glued to their televisions, especially South America. The moment Chile beat Spain was a great moment indeed in Santiago. 

Mamu Vásquez took out his camera the just as Chile beat Spain and captured the intense moments that followed. You can literally hear the city cheering in delight! This video has instantly gone viral with over 700,000 hits!

 

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