Undeniable proof that Arthur Dent is the smartest person in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Albeit still mostly harmless

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No matter how old a piece of popular culture is, you can always rely on its fans to discover some new detail out of it – and such is the case for Douglas Adams’ classic sci-fi radio and novel series The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, which first entered the world in 1978. 

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Yes, over 30 years later an eagle-eyed redditor has noticed a crucial detail about lead character Arthur Dent (played by Martin Freeman in the 2005 film adaptation) – and when you read it you’ll kick yourself for not realizing it sooner.

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Man, what a really hoopy frood Arthur was.