If you're a fan of Douglas Adams, it wouldn't be weird if you had a towel around your head today. Granted, it would be extremely weird for everyone else, but not for you.
Towel Day is celebrated on 25 May as a tribute to Douglas Adams. He's my favourite author and the person who wrote the words "disturbances in the wash" from where the name of this site came from. You can read the story in the about page.
If you want to learn more about Towel Day, here are a few cool resources:
- Wikipedia on Towel Day
- A collection of pretty cool wallpapers by Travis Avery
- A "surprise made in space" by Sam Cristoforetti, an astronaut currently living in the International Space Station. Here's the poster. And while you're at it, be sure to follow her on Twitter. Awesome photos from space!
- A rare interview with Douglas Adams from the ABC (that's the Australian Broadcasting Corporation), from which the following quote comes from: