Stephen Hawking—one of the world’s greatest physicists, the guy who wrote A Brief History of Time, The Theory of Everything, and The Universe in a Nutshell—turns 70 years old this Sunday, even though he was diagnosed with motor neurone disease at age 21, and was only expected to live a few years beyond that.
Remarkable, right? Even more remarkable, however, is that he still doesn’t understand the female of the species. In an interview with New Scientist, he was asked:
New Scientist: What do you think most about during the day?
Stephen Hawking: Women. They are a complete mystery.
That’s right, buster! You might be able to figure out the reality of black holes and the origin of the universe, but why we react the way we do is way beyond your comprehension.
Thank you, Mr. Hawking, for confirming what we all already know. And Happy Birthday!