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June 18, 2013

Literary Tidbit Tuesday: Celebrate "International Panic Day" with Douglas Adams!

don't panicToday, June 18th, is International Panic Day which means that today’s blog post can really only go in one direction. The first thing that comes to mind here is the phrase “Don’t Panic” – featured on what is probably one of the most well-known travel guides in the literary world, you guessed it, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy! I don’t know about you, but when I read The Hitchhiker’s Guide for the first time, I felt my mind completely blown. Not only was author Douglas Adams an excellent satirist, but he was incredible at inserting life lessons into the humor of his wild tales of journeys amongst the stars. And since today also happens to be our Literary Tidbit Tuesday, we'll celebrate both International Panic Day and Tidbit Tuesday with some fun facts about the man behind the phrase "Don't Panic". So have a riot with these fun facts about Douglas Adams. :)
  1. Adams not only was an author, but also worked in television, radio, and computer games.
  2. Our intrepid author once  donned a rhino suit, then climbed Mount Kilimanjaro to support the charity Save the Rhino (which definitely makes him so much more awesome in my eyes).
  3. The original Hitchhiker’s Guide was a radio show which started in the 70s, it was immensely popular and of course branched out into books and, much later on, a movie.
I hope you enjoyed these Douglas Adams fun facts. And on a day like International Panic Day, above all remember: DON'T PANIC! :)