Physicist STEPHEN HAWKING has died at the age of 76. His family issued a statement saying, quote, “He was a great scientist and an extraordinary man whose work and legacy will live on for many years.
“His courage and persistence with his brilliance and humor inspired people across the world. He once said, ‘It would not be much of a universe if it wasn’t home to the people you love.’ We will miss him forever.”
Hawking was one of the best-known scientists in the world, despite suffering from a neurological disease that left him unable to speak or use his limbs. EDDIE REDMAYNE won an Oscar for playing him in the movie “The Theory of Everything”.
He also wrote the best-selling book “A Brief History of Time”. A friend and fellow scientist says Hawking once called it the “least-read, most-bought book ever.”
TODAY IS ALSO …
Today is March 14th . . . or 3/14 . . . also known as National Pi Day. Because the number pi starts with 3.14.
And according to a new survey, 55% of Americans say they’re planning to celebrate Pi Day.
43% will celebrate by eating actual pie, pizza, or another circular food. 16% of people will post about it on social media . . . and 15% will go for a 3.14-mile run.
The survey also found 11% of people say they’re MATH NERDS . . . and 2% of them even have a pi tattoo.
One more thing. If you want to celebrate by eating, there are a lot of chains offering Pi Day discounts. You can get good discounts on pizza at Blaze Pizza, Pieology, Hungry Howie’s, Whole Foods, and more.