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Betelgeuse (prn. bee-tle-jooce) was star system XY8S Z GAMMA and the home system of both Ford Prefect and Zaphod Beeblebrox. The life forms of Betelgeuses are carbon based.[1] The closest red supergiant in which holds two, maybe three planets. Betelgeuse's girls "will knock you off your feet", according to a chant recited by crowds outside the Sirius Cybernetics Corporation Teleport Systems factory on Happi-Werld III.

The traditional space livery of the Betelguese trading scouts was green.[2]

Betelgeuse V is the birthplace of Ford Prefect and Zaphod Beeblebrox. Apparantely, since they are both different, Zaphod Beeblebrox's family may have been immigrants.

Betelgeuse VII is where Ford Prefect's father was born, and where a Hrung collapsed on, killing all the people who could speak in the dialect that Ford Prefect's name was spoken in. Therefore, since his own son could not pronounce his own name, Ford Prefect's dad died of shame, and the kids nicknamed him Ix, meaning, "boy who did not know what a Hrung was, or why it should collapse on Betelgeuse Seven.

New Betel is not known to be in the vicinity of Betelgeuse. This planet has a cafe in which Zaphod Beeblebrox and Hotblack Desiato practiced really bad songs for Disaster Area.

The Betelguese Herald is a news corporation from this system, and it labelled Disaster Area's music as "deafening rubbish."[3]

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. From the first episode of the TV series
  2. From chapter 1 of the Douglas Adams book The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
  3. From the fifth episode of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy television series.

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