Urbin Report

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Today is Towel Day

Towel Day is celebrated every May 25, and is a tribute to the late Douglas Adams (1952-2001). The date is a celebration of Adams' life, set two weeks after his death on May 11, 2001.

On this day, fans and followers carry with them a towel at all times throughout the day. This is inspired by the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy radio series (and later, novels, television series, computer game, and film), in which the towel is described as the most massively useful item any hitchhiker can carry.