In the you can’t make this shit up category… A wheelchair used by physicist Stephen Hawking has sold at a Christies on-line auction for almost 300,000 pounds ($393,000), while a copy of his doctoral thesis fetched almost 585,000 pounds ($767,000), Christie’s said Thursday. The motorized chair, had been expected to fetch up to 15,000 pounds. Also in the sale, Hawking’s 1965 Cambridge University thesis, “Properties of Expanding Universes,” (which was just a re-print, not an original) sold for 584,750 pounds, more than three times its pre-sale estimate. Now that’s I Call a fucking black hole!
He’s out there watching you!