Interesting Factoid: STEPHEN HAWKING TRIED TO PROVE TIME TRAVEL WITH A PARTY ‘HELD IN THE PAST’—BUT NO ONE CAME

The premise was simple: In 2009, the professor decided to host a lavish party complete with champagne and canapes. However, since this was more of a “welcome reception for future time travelers”, Hawking did not send any invitations for it until after it had already taken place.

“Maybe, someday, someone in the future will find the invitation and use the worm hole time machine to come back to my party proving that time travel will one day be possible.” Hawking said.

The premise was simple: In 2009, the professor decided to host a lavish party complete with champagne and canapes. However, since this was more of a “welcome reception for future time travelers”, Hawking did not send any invitations for it until after it had already taken place.

“You are cordially invited to a reception for time travelers hosted by Professor Stephen Hawking,” the invite said. “To be held in the past, at the University of Cambridge Gonville & Caius College, Trinity Street, Cambridge.”

Of course, just giving a mere address is not enough information for any potential time traveler, so Hawking included the location of the party “in the exact co-ordinates in time and space.”

The gathering, which took place on 28 June, 2009, also had the important disclaimer that no RSVP was required to attend.

Alas, after waiting patiently for his guests to arrive, it soon became apparent that no time travelers were going to come. “What a shame,” Hawking said. “I was hoping a future Miss Universe was going to step through the door.”