In the first page of The Restaurant At The End Of The Universe by Douglas Adams, the author explains the cosmic creation theory of the Jatravartid people of planet Viltvodle VI, which is that the universe was "sneezed out of the nose of a being called the Great Green Arkleseizure."

Naturally, any civilization with such a view of the origin of the universe would greatly fear the apocalypse, which they call "The Coming of The Great White Handkerchief."

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