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April 7, 2018

The strange story of Stephen Hawking

Filed under: Health, TV shows — furtherglory @ 5:03 pm

You can read all about Stephen Hawking at

If you have ever seen the TV show called The Big Bang Theory, you know who Stephen Hawking is. He is a frequent guest on the show.

The following quote is from the news article sited above:

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In 1974, long before Stephen Hawking was the famous cosmologist he became, he developed his most influential theory.

That concept, which came to be known as Hawking radiation, explained how energy and even matter could escape the immense gravitational pull of a black hole.

On Wednesday, Hawking died at the age of 76, but his scientific theory lives on. And in fact, Hawking himself will make sure of it, even in death.


I am curious about what caused Hawking to get “Lou Gehrig’s disease”. Lou Gehrig was hit in the head by a baseball. A month later he died of “Lou Gehrig’s disease”. As far as I know, Hawking was not hit in the head with a baseball, nor anything else. He was just walking home one day, when all of a sudden, he came down with Lou Gehrig’s disease. He was 23 years old.

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