How is Stephen Hawking still alive?

Discussion in 'SMB' started by ProfessionalMackem, May 30, 2017.

  1. How has Stephen Hawking survived more than a record 50 years with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)? This degenerative motor neuron disease has an average life span of only 4 years after diagnosis. It kills fast and there is no cure.

    Yet Hawking has survived well into his 70's. He was diagnosed in his early 20's with doctors only giving him a couple of years to live. The next longest survivor got to live an extra 20 years with ALS. This discrepancy in Hawkings and everyone else with ALS's lifespan is more than an anomaly. This is not statistically possible, there's no medical way for him to be still how is he?

    a) Is he part man part machine kept alive by some secret government cure?
    b) Has he been replaced by a doggelganger in 1985? Or
    c) Has he been misdiagnosed or something else equally as boring?

    He looks better and younger now than he did 30years ago.
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  2. girojim

    girojim Striker

    He's a cyborg?
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  3. Barnacle Boy

    Barnacle Boy Striker

  4. Can you get much lower..
  5. Space Hopper

    Space Hopper Midfield

  6. janiep

    janiep Striker

    I know you love a wild and whacky explanation for stuff, but my father died of this, and towards the end looked exactly like SH does, so please tread carefully because you tread on my memories both most precious and most painful.
  7. Could well be marra, Have you heard his voice? Sounds like one of these...

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  8. janiep

    janiep Striker

    I said tread carefully.
  9. Okay sorry Janiep. I will.
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  10. janiep

    janiep Striker

    Cheers fella
  11. James

    James Striker

    Literally spat my drink out after reading that thread title. :lol:
  12. I thought it was a fair question. Is he being kept alive with some magic cure that the rest of the populace isn't privy to?
  13. Dredd

    Dredd Winger

  14. MrOompapa

    MrOompapa Striker

    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

    This is peak professional mackem like.
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  15. And why would this magic cure be kept secret.

    Is he part of the lizards
  16. aukq

    aukq Midfield

    oh dear. the very next post.
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  17. It's a fair question mind. MIL got PSP and was gone 3 1/2 years after diagnosis which exceeded expectations but nowhere near what this fella has. PSP is similar to MND
  18. :eek::lol: Thread title of the year

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