I grew up reading the wonderful Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy five-part trilogy. The story had just the right mix of science fiction and Monty Python comedy.The books’ author, Douglas Adams, passed away on May 11, 2001. Two weeks later, on May 25, fans celebrated Towel Day to honor his memory.
Towels are a big part in a galactic hitchhiker’s life. An entry in the HHG says a towel is, “Just about the most massively useful thing any interstellar Hitchhiker can carry.” It will tell you that a hitchhiker who can travel the length of the galaxy and still know where his towel is, is a person to be reckoned with. It can not only dry you off but keep you warm, use it to lie on, or wrap around your head to avoid the gaze of the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal. Only a strag would embark on an interstellar adventure without first grabbing a towel. If you have, you can buy one here.
So Long, Mr. Adams, and Thanks For All The Fish.