Grab your towel and Don’t Panic when visiting Google today because the search site is honouring the birthday of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy author, Douglas Adams with his very own Google Doodle!
The British born writer behind the surreal sci-fi odyssey passed away in 2001 and would have been 61 years old today. His imaginative ‘Hitchhiker’s’ series is beloved by geeks and gadget fans the world over and has become a radio show, TV programme and a movie. Adam’s writing is famed for its utterly outlandish subjects and storytelling which include a self-deprecating Android with paranoia issue and the answer to Life, The Universe and Everything being the number 42. During his career he had also written for British institutions Monty Python and Doctor Who.
The Google Doodle in honour of Adams (who’s other works include ‘So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish’) features a number of iconic items from his work such as main Earthling Arthur Dent’s satchel and cup of tea, to the Hitchhiker’s Guide itself which through the interactive and animated banner offers up interesting facts from the galactic guide and of course the most important thing you can have in the universe – a towel!