Stephen Hawking is the greatest mind of his generation, a man who hasn’t let five decades of ALS stop him from writing some of the world’s most important books about cosmology and time. He also likes strip clubs.
Last year, Hawking reportedly attended a swingers sex club in California; he was also spotted at a strip club, Stringfellows, in London. (Which led to this quote from the nightclub’s owner, made doubly funny if you read it in Hawking Voice: “I remember asking him if he’d like to have a conversation with me about the universe or if he’d just like to watch the girls. The answer was, ‘The girls.’”) It turns out that the incidents aren’t isolated: Hawking is kind of a bro.
A group of men dressed as Bananaman, a British comic book character, were out for a stag night in Cambridge recently when they ran into Hawking and his son. Hawking is still a professor of mathematics at the school. As the betrothed Chris Hallam told the Daily Mail, “We only came across Professor Hawking because we were lost. We were just looking for a bar and spotted him getting out of his car. His son was with him and asking him ‘Should we ditch the meal and go out with these boys?’
‘They could have just told us to carry on but they were all brilliant. It’s been mad. People just keep saying ‘I can’t believe it, is it really him?’”
The result: a photo that looks like it came straight from the LSD dream of a physics student. Bananaman and Stephen Hawking, together at last.