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What is a Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster?

A Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster is a drink that was invented by Zaphod Beeblebrox, Ex-president of the galaxy and generally hoopy frood.   Or so it was described by Douglas Adams in his Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Series. To drink one "is like having your brain smashed out by a slice of lemon wrapped round a large gold brick."  The book continues to give a recipe, which is currently impossible to make on our planet due to lack of proper ingredients, and according to Douglas Adams, mixing of drink would violate the current understanding of the laws of physics, as well as many weapon and environmental treaties.  If you still would like to try drinking a Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster, please remember that you should never drink more than 2 unless you are a “30 ton mega-elephant with bronchial pneumonia”. 

According to the well trusted website WIKIBOOKS there are many earth based versions of the recipes.

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The Pan Galactic Company was not, contrary to popular belief created to search for the earthbound recipe but as a media production company.