When people think Britain, a few things pop into mind — the City of London, English accents, and if you are one of the more sensible ones, then yummy bakeries. Try apple cake with an angel delight — but seeing I don’t live in the UK, I’m left with the next best thing, new episodes of The Great British Bake Off. It became one of the most popular programs on BBC.
When you fall, you can lie there and enjoy the sunlight on your face, unless it is raining — well then you should do what Shelby Rogers did — get up and win something. Win two rows of Tetris. Win guessing the weather forecast for Greenland. Win the longest women’s US Open tennis match known to mankind. She won it after 3 hours, 33 minutes.
This article first appeared on November, 2020 on the night of the US elections. Harold George Wills lectures at The Ohio State University and is a member of the COSI Center. He hosts the children’s documentary, Ask a Guru. Wills has spent over twenty-two years in research that involves the workings and effects of Special Relativity.