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Douglas Adams. (2014, March 18). Wikipedia. Retrieved March 20, 2014, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_Adams

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Where was Douglas Adams Born and died?


What are some of his writing credits?


Other interesting Hitchhiker Facts


Other interesting Douglas Adams facts


Was Adams known for anything outside of writing?

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Born: Cambridge, England; March 11, 1952

Died:  Santa Barbara, California; May 11, 2001

Heart Attack


Writer for Monty Python

Hitchhikers guide Started as radio series.

I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by."

5 Hitchhikers Books

Dirk Gently Series

Wrote 3 episodes of Dr. Who


May 25th is Towel Day

Hitchhiker’s Guide is a Video Game

Movie - 2005


Big supporter of computers

using computers since 1982

One of 2 people outside original group to star in a Monty Python’s Flying Circus Skit

Apple Supporter from 1984 to death.  An Apple Master (celebrity spokesperson)


Adams was very active in bringing awareness to endangered animals.

Last Chance to See Book.

Climbed Kilimanjaro in a Rhino suit

Summary:

This article was about Douglas Adams the writer of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.  He died young at the age of 49. The series was very well received, but did not start out in a typical fashion.  It started out as a radio series, turned into a book, video game, and movie.  In his honor, people celebrate Towel Day on May 25.