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Twitter geeks out for Towel Day

What is the answer to the question of life, the universe and everything? Don’t Panic if you notice your colleagues and friends carrying towels around with them today. It’s not because they’ve gone crazy. It’s just Towel Day.

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And the answer to the question, the ultimate question is 42.

Every 25 May fans of science fiction writer, Douglas Adams, honour his memory by celebrating Towel Day.

Towel day is being celebrated around the world with various events according to TowelDay.org. The site features a list of events being held in honour of Adams such as a “Vogon Poetry Slam” session in the UK.

The day also coincides with “Geek Pride Day” a commemoration of the first Star Wars film, A New Hope‘s release on 25 May 1977.

It’s pretty much safe to say it’s a big day for geeks every where.

Iconic phrases from Adams’ Hitchhikers’ Guide to Galaxy has been trending all day on Twitter.

One user noted that this year’s Towel Day holds special numeric significance: