Celebrities With Surprising College Degrees

Most celebrities aren’t really thought of as intellectuals — unless they’re famous for being smart, like Neil deGrasse Tyson or Bill Nye. In reality, a lot of famous folks know way more than we give them credit for.

Some of them have college degrees that might surprise you. Keep reading to find out what Ron Jeremy was doing before he made a sharp left turn into the adult film industry, and which Monty Python star almost became a lawyer.

Brian May Has A Ph.D. In Astrophysics

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Brian May of the band Queen got his Bachelor of Science in Physics, with honors, in the ’70s. In 2007, he went back to school to finish up his Ph.D. in Astrophysics at Imperial College London.

His doctoral thesis was on the motions of interplanetary dust. That sounds pretty rock and roll to me.