This year’s Kentucky Derby was certainly exciting for its mint-julep-soaked spectators. But our future-minded ancestors might have considered it a bit old fashioned. Why? None of the jockeys were robots.
Stopwatch. No big deal. You’ve got one on your wrist, or even on your phone. But it didn’t used to be like that. It took a very fast horse and an enterprising company to bring the super-accurate timepiece to America.