On March 14, 2018, we lost one of the most brilliant minds in science. From the origins of the universe to the awesome power of black holes, Stephen Hawking made monumental contributions to cosmology and scientific knowledge as a whole. But he didn't just make strides in scientific journals — he captured the minds of the public, as well. When Research!America asked U.S. adults to name one living scientist, Stephen Hawking made up nearly half of the responses. But even if they know his name, most people might not know his personality. Stephen Hawking had a cosmic sense of humor. Here are four times he proved it.
His "Accidental" Wheelchair Mishaps
His Sick Burn on John Oliver
The Time He Went Up Against Paul Rudd in a Game of "Quantum Chess"
His Party for Time Travelers
His Many, Many Pop Culture Cameos
Written by Ashley Hamer March 14, 2018
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