"It is important to note that suddenly, and against all probability, a sperm whale had been called into existence, several miles above the surface of an alien planet. And since this is not a naturally tenable position for a whale, this innocent creature had very little time to come to terms with its identity." - The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
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He is from a planet in the vicinity of Betelgeuse, and is a “semi-half-cousin” of Ford Prefect, with whom he “shares three of the same mothers”. Because of “an accident with a contraceptive and a time machine”, his direct ancestors from his father are also his direct descendants. He was briefly the President of the Galaxy (a role that involves no power whatsoever, and merely requires the incumbent to attract attention so no one wonders who’s really in charge, a role for which Zaphod was perfectly suited). Zaphod’s just zis guy, you know?
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Side effects of using the Infinite Improbability Drive include temporary (and sometimes permanent) changes to environment and morphological structure, hallucinations, and the calling into being of large marine mammals.
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"I am single–handedly responsible for the evolved shape of the animal you came to know in later centuries as a giraffe." —Ford Prefect, Life, the Universe, and Everything, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
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