What can you do with 45 minutes? You might watch an hour-long television program by skipping the commercials. You could walk three miles at an average pace. Your time could be spent whipping up a batch of chocolate chip cookies.
You might choose to be truly creative and stage an accurate recreation of the Anglo-Zanzibar War while making your cookies and bring the bloody conflict to an end before it is time to pull the cookies out of the oven.
I read about this war many years ago.