Today is Towel Day.

(Douglas Adams, creator of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series, gave the world some excellent advice when he wrote, "Never go anywhere without your towel".

On May 14, 2001, one of his fans, D. Clyde Williamson, posted a tribute to Mr. Adams including a proposal that a date two weeks after his passing should be observed as Towel Day. May 25th continues to be observed annually as Towel Day as an ongoing tribute to Mr Adams.

To celebrate the day, give you towels the day off, and every time someone asks you a question, give them a wise and knowing look and answer "42".

And never forget that just because you know the answer, doesn't mean you understand the question.

When you can't use "42" fruitfully, try another famous line from the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy or a Douglas Adams' quote instead, such as:

"Mostly harmless"
"Life, the Universe, and Everything"
"Almost, but not quite, entirely unlike tea."; "not entirely unlike"
"Share and Enjoy"
"So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish"
"I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by."
"Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them around to dinner."
"I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be."
"It is no coincidence that in no known language does the phrase 'As pretty as an airport' appear."
"Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.")

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