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To All Intergallatic hitchhikers out there, happy Towel Day

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1. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 10y

Today (perhaps) is Towel Day.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Towel_Day

Happy towel day, and remember...

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy has a few things to say on the subject of towels. A towel, it says, is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have. Partly it has great practical value—you can wrap it around you for warmth as you bound across the cold moons of Jaglan Beta; you can lie on it on the brilliant marble-sanded beaches of Santraginus V, inhaling the heady sea vapours; you can sleep under it beneath the stars which shine so redly on the desert world of Kakrafoon; use it to sail a mini raft down the slow heavy river Moth; wet it for use in hand-to-hand combat; wrap it round your head to ward off noxious fumes or to avoid the gaze of the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal (a mindboggingly stupid animal, it assumes that if you can't see it, it can't see you—daft as a brush, but very, very ravenous); you can wave your towel in emergencies as a distress signal, and of course dry yourself off with it if it still seems to be clean enough. More importantly, a towel has immense psychological value. For some reason, if a strag [non-hitch hiker] discovers that a hitchhiker has his towel with him, he will automatically assume that he is also in possession of a toothbrush, face flannel, soap, tin of biscuits, flask, compass, map, ball of string, gnat spray, wet weather gear, space suit etc., etc. Furthermore, the strag will then happily lend the hitchhiker any of these or a dozen other items that the hitchhiker might accidentally have 'lost'. What the strag will think is that any man who can hitch the length and breadth of the galaxy, rough it, slum it, struggle against terrible odds, win through, and still knows where his towel is, is clearly a man to be reckoned with.
- Douglas Adamas, Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy

2. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 10y

Wow!!! Why didn't you post this earlier so everyone could take the day off to celebrate??? Not good thinking on your part, Greg... You were planning to hog this holiday all for yourself, weren't you?!

Who would have thought that a towel would be as useful as duct tape... Or, almost...

3. Posted by Brendan (Respected Member 1824 posts) 10y

I loves me towel...

4. Posted by snatterand (Travel Guru 454 posts) 10y

Quoting Isadora

Wow!!! Why didn't you post this earlier so everyone could take the day off to celebrate???

I had the day off, celebrating Towel Day without even knowing it!!! It's a holiday in Sweden so even though we're only 9 million people at least the Swedes got to celebrate.

//Susanna

5. Posted by MerB (Full Member 147 posts) 10y

Thank you for this. I am just about to have a bath so I will treat my towels with special respect.

6. Posted by steff (Travel Guru 1160 posts) 10y

Happy belated Towel Day to you, too! As you can see on the following website my friend James and I were celebrating it here in Melbourne .
http://www.towelday.kojv.net/forum/viewtopic.php?p=6462&highlight=#6462

7. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 10y

Quoting steff

Happy belated Towel Day to you, too! As you can see on the following website my friend James and I were celebrating it here in Melbourne .
http://www.towelday.kojv.net/forum/viewtopic.php?p=6462&highlight=#6462

Whoa Steff!!! You rock!!!!! ;)