You Can’t Spell ‘Brain’ Without ‘Brian’

Keyboards? And physics? No one thought those two disparate things could possibly go together. Then one day, a visionary named Professor Brian Cox (I’m pretty sure he was born with the name ‘Professor’) was born on this day in 1968 and immediately started laying down some wicked synth lines in D:Ream while also making hard science understandable to idiots like me with his soothing Manchurian tones and comforting hand gestures. ‘Things can only get better’ he prophetically keyboarded. And then, thanks to him, they did.