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Heroes of Science Action Figures

By Vadim Newquist Nov 29, 2012

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Russell Gawthorpe

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Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking is the most widely regarded theoretical physicist alive today. His world renowned book, A Brief History of Time, remained on the best seller list for a record breaking 237 weeks.

"My goal is simple. It is a complete understanding of the universe, why it is as it is, and why it exists at all."

Tags: science, slideshows, life, neil degrasse tyson, marie curie, nikola tesla, albert einstein

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About the Author
Vadim Newquist

Vadim Newquist is a writer, director, actor, animator, fire fighter, stunt driver, martial arts instructor, snake wrangler and time traveling bounty hunter who scales tall buildings with his bare hands and wrestles sharks in his spare time. He can do ten consecutive backflips in one jump, make cars explode with his mind, and can give fifty people a high-five at once without even lifting his hands. He holds multiple PhDs in nuclear physics, osteopathic medicine, behavioral psychology, breakdancing, and chilling out. He currently resides in Gotham City inside his stately mansion with his butler Alfred and his two cats.

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