The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is the greatest success of Megadodo Publications. It is a useful electronic reference book and its chief selling point is the phrase 'Don't Panic' written in large friendly letters on the cover. It is also cheaper than its nearest competitor.
Alongside Zaphod Beeblebrox, astrophysicist Tricia McMillian (Trillian to her friends), Arthur Dent and Marvin the Paranoid Android, Slartibartfast stands supreme. A planet designer from Magrathea his favourite thing is designing fjiords. Slartibartfast designed planet earth for the mice, building a giant computer that is designed to discover the question that gives the answer to the meaning of life.
At long last, Douglas Adams' fantastic book made it to the silver screen in the 2005 film.
The title The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is often abbreviated as "HHG," "HHGG," "HHGTTG," "HG2G," or "H2G2." The series is also often referred to as "The Hitchhiker's Guide," "Hitchhiker's," or simply "The Guide." This title can refer to any of the various incarnations of the story.
Towels are an important part of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. This is because Adams had gone on holiday in Greece, but every time he had decided to go to the beach with his friends, he discovered that his towel had disappeared and could only be found after hours of searching. After the holiday ended he decided that anyone who really had their life in order would "know where their towel is". He had no idea that this towel joke which first appeared in the seventh radio episode and subsequently in the first book would catch on so brilliantly. He assumed after learning that so many people liked and understood the joke that he was not the only one with such an experience. After his death, Towel Day was established on May 25 as a tribute.