Douglas Adams' Birthday Inspires Google Doodle

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Today’s Google’s doodle is a tribute to author Douglas Adams (1952-2001), the late author of the acclaimed novel, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

Adams would have been 61 today.

Adams b-day pic

Hitchhiker’s Guide was originally a radio comedy, broadcast on the BBC’s Radio 4 in 1978, before Adams published it in novel form one year later.

The doodle includes many references to his work, such as a towel (essential item for space travel), a cup of tea, and beloved "paranoid android" Marvin.

Clicking on the tablet-like gadget on the spacecraft dash, which reads "Don't Panic" - the oft-repeated Hitchhiker’s Guide mantra - reveals more Easter eggs.

For instance, a drawing of earth and a message reading “mostly harmless” - the title of the fifth installment in Adams’ “five-part trilogy" - appear with clicks.

As for the doodle itself? Not Google's best work. Honestly we can barely make out the word. But you gotta respect the search giant's taste in books.

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