An archaeologist who appears in the radio show of The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams (the 10th episode). She was researching the history of the Bird People of Brontitor who were found to have fallen foul of a Shoe event horizon. There were actually more than one Lintilla, as she is a clone. In the program three Lintillas appear, but there are countless others as the cloning machine became out of sync so that it clones the last half of a Lintilla at the same time as the first half of the next Lintilla. This means that to switch off the cloning machine, one would have to commit murder. How to dispose of the excess Lintillas is a slightly sticky subject which involves the signing of forms to cease to exist.