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)
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…
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!