Posted:24 May 2011 09:01 PM PDT
Sass this: It’s May 25th. Do you know where your towel is, hitchhiker?
Back in 2001, two weeks after the death of Douglas Adams, fans of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy all across the universe banded together to honor the author by wearing a towel all day. Thus was born Towel Day, celebrated every year on this date.
Not an HHGG fan? “What the heck is the towel about?” you ask. Well, strag*, it goes like this. In chapter three of the Hitchhiker’s Guide, Adams explains that a towel “is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have.” So one who is both hoopy* and a frood* should always have a towel handy. Just read the book.