Stephen Hawking's ideas are easy to understand in this wonderful cartoon

Do you have a young one you'd like to introduce to the teachings of noted theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, or did A Brief History of Time just make your brain hurt? Then this short, educational and adorable animation from The Guardian is for you!

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The brief cartoon explains black holes, singularities, the Big Bang and why Hawking is a total badass simply and efficiently, so that anyone can understand. Hopefully "Stephen Hawking's Ideas Made Simple" is going to be a recurring series, and this is just the first of many videos — you know, for the children! And, uh, science-challenged adults. Whoever they might be. Cough.

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peculiarist
Peculiarist

The "Big Bang" theory predates Hawking by quite a while, so what is meant by the bit at the end where it says the idea that everything was at one time a single point came from Hawking?