Adapted from the book written by the late Douglas Adams (itself based on his radio series)
Vogon poetry is the third worst in the Universe.
If you stick a Babel fish in your ear you can instantly understand anything said to you in any form of language.
The race who sent away all their useless people in a craft on a crash course with Earth. Notably lawyers, middle managers and telephone sanitizers.
A very stupid creature. It thinks that if you can't see it, it can't see you. To avoid a painful death, simply hide your face in your towel!
A superintelligent shade of the colour blue
One of the two races whose battlefleet was swallowed whole by a dog during a revenge mission on the milky way for a war started by chance words uttered by Arthur Dent.
The effect of a Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster is like having your brains smashed out by a slice of lemon wrapped round a large gold brick.
Eddie is the ship's computer on the Heart of Gold
Calculates the meaning of life, the universe and everything.
"Never give up, Never Surrender"
"A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away"
100,000 light-years in diameter; believed to revolve around a gigantic black hole
1979. Over 16 million copies sold.
National Book Award for Poetry.
By Edwin Hubble; previously believed to have been a nebula within the Milky Way
First ship to use the Infinite Improbability Drive
In the HHGG novel "And Another Thing...", this is the ship of Prostetnic Vogon Jeltz.
- 'Young Zaphod Plays it Safe'. Hazardous Waste Vessel that was supposed to be driven into a black hole - but wasn't.