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+ - Don't Panic, it's Towel Day! 3

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An anonymous reader writes "Today, as every May 25th, geeks all over the world celebrate Towel Day and carry a towel in honor of Douglas Adams. The popular author of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy died in 2001 at the age of 49, but his work lives on. According to the book, a towel is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have. Hence its symbolic role in this celebration. This year, for the first time as far as we know, Towel Day is being supported by the British publisher of Adams' books, who organizes a photo competition."
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Don't Panic, it's Towel Day!

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  • "Don't forget to bring a towel!"
  • Two nice quotes from 2001, shortly before his death:

    What I would like to be when I grow up is a clone, so there can be half a dozen of me. And one would be a rockstar, one would be an evolutionary biologist, a software engineer, and one would probably stay in bed all day watching movies.
    -- Douglas Adams, interviewed in the Big Thinkers tv program

    We don't have to save the world. The world is big enough to look after itself. What we have to be concerned about is whether or not the world we live in wil
  • Towel Day is an annual celebration on the 25th of May, as a tribute to the late author Douglas Adams (1952-2001). On that day, fans around the universe proudly carry a towel in his honour. The Towel Day commemoration was first held in 2001, two weeks after Douglas Adams suffered a permanent existence failure on 11th May, 2001.
    1. http://www.towelday.org/
    2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Towel_Day
    3. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_adams

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