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08/29/2014 12:50 pm ET

Stephen Hawking Takes Ice Bucket Challenge, And All Seems Right With The Universe

Since Stephen Hawking was diagnosed with ALS at age 21, no fundraising effort to benefit research for the disease has reached the grand scale of the recent ice bucket challenge. So it makes sense that the celebrated theoretical physicist, now 72, would take the challenge.

Hawking's children provide critical assistance in the stunt, as you can see in the video above, while Hawking uses his electronic voice to urge viewers to help "eliminate this terrible disease."

The ice bucket challenge is a global phenomenon that has raised more than $100 million for the ALS Association.

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