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Stephen Hawking Weighs in on Zayn Leaving One Direction

In an alternate universe, the band remains whole
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 27, 2015 7:16 AM CDT
Stephen Hawking Weighs in on Zayn Leaving One Direction
Professor Stephen Hawking during a press conference in London, Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014.   (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

(Newser) – Stephen Hawking's wealth of knowledge extends well beyond silly matters like space and black holes. He recently took on more consequential matters at a Q&A in Australia—during which he was actually in England, being beamed into the event as a hologram, Buzzfeed reports. One question: "What do you think is the cosmological effect of Zayn leaving One Direction and consequently breaking the hearts of millions of teenage girls across the world?" Hawking replied, "Finally, a question about something important."

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"My advice to any heartbroken young girl is to pay close attention to the study of theoretical physics. Because one day there may well be proof of multiple universes," he noted. "It would not be beyond the realms of possibility that somewhere outside of our own universe lies another different universe. And in that universe, Zayn is still in One Direction." What's more: "This girl may like to know that in another possible universe, she and Zayn are happily married." Vanity Fair extrapolates from this theory to please other fans, too: In some alternate universe, each one of them is married to a member of the band. (Read more Stephen Hawking stories.)

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