Douglas Adams is one of the most beloved authors in sci fi history. His Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy series is one of the weirdest and most original stories and worlds every created. It's not wonder it inspired video game, movie and tv homages.

Itching to learn more fascinating facts about this legendary author? Look no further, we've assembled more than a dozen tidbits about the writer.

For example, Adams had a BUNCH of jobs before becoming a writer. He was even a body guard for a Qatari family, in addition to being a hospital porter, barn builder and chicken coop cleaner.

If you're anything like us, you love The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and even wrote some bad fan fiction inspired by it when you were younger. Sorry, we didn't have time to do 42, but here are 14 fun facts about the much-missed, gone-too-soon author Douglas Adams …don't just stand there, scroll on down!

Douglas Adams wrote Monty Python sketches. Terry Jones was one of the first people to hear the radio production of Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. CRACKED.COM

Source: BBC

Douglas Adams told Stephen Fry what 42 meant. Fry said, I cannot share it with anyone and the secret must go with me to the grave. CRACKED.COM

Source: BBC

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