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Always Know Where Your Towel Is

Always Know Where Your Towel Is

DNA Towel Day

Towel day began in 2001. It is a tribute to an author named Douglas Adams. It is celebrated 2 weeks after the date of his death, for no other reason than it took fans that long to put it together. To celebrate, all you have to do is bring a towel with you all day. towel day

Why a towel?

“A towel … is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitch-hiker can have. Partly it has great practical value. You can wrap it around you for warmth as you bound across the cold moons of Jaglan Beta; you can lie on it on the brilliant marble-sanded beaches of Santraginus V, inhaling the heady sea vapours; you can sleep under it beneath the stars which shine so redly on the desert world of Kakrafoon; use it to sail a mini-raft down the slow heavy River Moth; wet it for use in hand-to-hand-combat; wrap it round your head to ward off noxious fumes or avoid the gaze of the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal (such a mind-bogglingly stupid animal, it assumes that if you can’t see it, it can’t see you — daft as a brush, but very very ravenous); you can wave your towel in emergencies as a distress signal, and of course dry yourself off with it if it still seems to be clean enough.”

The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy


Upon completion of reading H2G2 you will know the meaning of life, the universe, and everything.

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