Stephen Hawking doesn’t hold back when asked stupid questions!
Sometimes being humble can come off as also being a jerk.
However, when you're one of the superstars of quantum physics and a hero among the scientific community you probably get a free pass.
Stephen Hawking is a great interview—always intelligent, fairly thorough, and usually funny—and some of his responses are priceless.
When asked by the New York Times what his I.Q. is, something I'm sure he gets tired of being asked every hour of every day, he doesn't come up with something astonishing or shocking.
He just told the truth: “I have no idea. People who boast about their I.Q. are losers.”
Well played, Mr. Hawking!