This celebrity goo was created by player Dan Donovan.
Scott Hardie provided the source image, gooed image, category, and difficulty, wrote the clue, and wrote the explanation.

publication date: Monday, October 22, 2001 (part of Round XV)

category: Science

clue: A brief history of his life would mention ALS. Who's the king?

explanation: Hawking was a physicist as famous for his book A Brief History of Time as he was for having the disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). more…

solved by: Matthew Preston, Denise Sawicki, Mike Eberhart, David Mitzman, Aaron Fischer, Anna Gregoline, Kelly Stokes, Amir H. Sufyani, Edward Tegge, Jeff Flom, K. R., and Brannan Conrad

trivia: The image was taken from Hawking's guest appearance on "The Simpsons," but not for comedic value: At the time the goo was created, it was the only image of Hawking that Scott could find on the web!

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