Towel Day (May 25th) is a day of celebration for fans of the late, great Douglas Adams, Englishman, environmentalist, conservationalist, and writer of radio, television, and novels including The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.
“The world is a thing of utter inordinate complexity and richness and strangeness that is absolutely awesome. I mean the idea that such complexity can arise not only out of such simplicity, but probably absolutely out of nothing, is the most fabulous extraordinary idea. And once you get some kind of inkling of how that might have happened, it’s just wonderful. And … the opportunity to spend 70 or 80 years of your life in such a universe is time well spent as far as I am concerned.”