42 Things you probably didn’t know about Douglas Adams (video)

laughing-HitchhikersGuideDouglas Adams, the author of the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series of books into which so many of us have found humorous escape, would have turned 61 this past Monday. In remembrance of his birthday and in honor of the answer to Life, the Universe and Everything, here are 42 facts about the man who brought us – for better or worse – Vogon poetry and who taught us about the “immense psychological value” of one’s towel.


In honor of his fans’ favorite number, here are 42 facts about the great sci-fi satirist, technophile, conservationist, and all-around hoopy frood.

1. In 1974, Mr. Adams made his first of two appearances in “Monty Python’s Flying Circus,” playing a surgeon in Episode 42.

2. On May 9, 2001, two days before Adams died, the International Astronomical Union asteroid 18610 “Arthurdent,” after the dont panic buttonprotagonist of the Hitchhiker’s trilogy.

3. Adams was friends with Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour and came up with the title of the band’s 1994 album, “The Division Bell.”

4. A passionate technophile, Adams often said that he was the first person in the United Kingdom to buy a Macintosh computer.

5. In 1994, Adams joined a trek organized by the conservation group Save the Rhino from the coast of Mombassa, Kenya, to the Summit of Kilomonjaro. The trekkers took turns wearing a huge rhinoceros costume.

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