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Stephen Hawking's Monty Python Song: Physicist Sings in Computerized Voice

By    |   Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 01:25 PM

Stephen Hawking is the star of a new viral video that has the famed physicist singing Monty Python's "Galaxy Song" in his signature computerized voice.

The video featuring Hawking, who suffers from ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), has been viewed more than 765,000 on YouTube since it was posted Monday. Hawking has not able to speak since 1985 and instead sang through his speech-enabled computer, according to CNN.

"The song . . . was originally written for the 1983 film, 'Monty Python's The Meaning of Life,'" read a statement on Monty Python's YouTube site. The video was reportedly shown during one of the "Monty Python Live" reunion shows last year in London.

Les Brandle, of Billboard magazine, added: "Hearing Hawking pose the 'Galaxy Song's" enduring question, 'but pray that there's intelligent life somewhere up there in space, because there's bugger all down here on earth,' will have geeks everywhere rejoicing."

Hawking is regarded as one of the best theoretical physicists in history, and his work on the origins and structure of the universe — from the Big Bang to black holes — revolutionized the field.

Hawking's rendition of Galaxy Song," which was written by Python members Eric Idle and John Du Prez, is just his latest pop culture appearance. Earlier this year, actor Eddie Redmayne won an Academy Award for his portrayal of the scientist in "The Theory of Everything."

The video brightened the day for many fans on Twitter.











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