First ship to use the Infinite Improbability Drive
Qwulhhwaipum means 'prairie people'. Klickitat is from the Chinook word for 'beyond the mountains'
A superintelligent shade of the colour blue
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!
If you stick a Babel fish in your ear you can instantly understand anything said to you in any form of language.
Moved to Shiraz, 1736 - 1750
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.
Calculates the meaning of life, the universe and everything.
At any point in an electrical circuit that does not represent a capacitor plate, the sum of currents flowing towards that point is equal to the sum of currents flowing away from that point.
1979. Over 16 million copies sold.
From French, baigner, to bathe.
It is called by the local Mongols: Temür Urkhu
- 'Young Zaphod Plays it Safe'. Hazardous Waste Vessel that was supposed to be driven into a black hole - but wasn't.
Adapted from the book written by the late Douglas Adams (itself based on his radio series)
The Rocky and Bullwinkle show
Vogon poetry is the third worst in the Universe.
Looney Tune/Merrie Melodies cartoons
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.
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.
It was recently renamed after the 17th century Maratha Emperor, Chhatrapati Shivaji Raje Bhonsle
In the HHGG novel "And Another Thing...", this is the ship of Prostetnic Vogon Jeltz.
Part of the Smithsonian Institution. Modern and contemporary art.