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Towel Day

Inspiration often comes unexpectedly. Once a young English writer found himself somewhat drunk, in the Tyrol, lying on the grass and gazing at the night sky, while clutching a guide book, “Hitchhiker’s Guide to Europe”. This is where the idea came from… 

It was Douglas Adams, of course, the future author of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, which was originally a BBC radio comedy in the late 70s, before it became books, TV series, a film, and a video game.

Today, the book and the author are celebrated with the so-called Towel Day! (25th May)

“A towel is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have”, apparently! 

Douglas Adams was born in Cambridge, raised in Essex, and went to St. John’s College, Cambridge (see the photos). 

It’s not exactly a towel in the man’s hands in the first picture, but the nearest thing I could find…

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