Since my column last month, three phenomena happened in Britain:
1. After the 2013 Wimbledon coin toss (after which the outcome traditionally goes a little awry for Team GB), Andy Murray won the thing in straight sets;
2. The Meteorological Office forgot to tell Brits not to spend their pennies on exotic holidays to faraway places, since Britain was going to be hotter than the sun come July; and
3. A woman had a baby.
Of those three, Kate Middleton having a baby boy named Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge came in a clear winner for many. Certainly the case for the 2,013 new mothers who gave birth on the same day as Kate, and who will each be gifted a silver penny from The Royal Mint.