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Stephen Hawking’s Wheelchair Sells for Nearly $400,000

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A wheelchair used by the late British physicist Stephen Hawking has sold at auction for almost $400,000, with the money going to charity. The motorized wheelchair, which was used by Hawking after he was paralyzed with motor neuron disease, had been expected to sell for around $20,000 in the online auction organized by Christie’s. A copy of Hawking’s doctoral thesis, called “Properties of expanding universes” from 1965 sold for $767,000, much more than the estimate of...

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