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1. Adams learned to talk at age 5. 

2. The idea for Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy came about while Adams was actually hitchhiking. 

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3. If he hadn’t been a writer, he might have been a …

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4. He was scared of Alice in Wonderland.  

5. Adams was a great writer, but he didn’t really like writing. 

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6. Adams was not a member of Monty Python, but he was a great friend of the group.

7. Even after the radio show’s success, the first Hitchhiker book had a small advance.

8. Adams chose the name for Pink Floyd’s 1994 album, The Division Bell.

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9. He once wore a rhino costume while he climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro. 

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10. The church service for his funeral was the first service to be live broadcast over the web by the BBC. 

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For more fascinating facts like these, download Neil Gaiman’s Don’t Panic: Douglas Adams & The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.