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The Answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything

Just in case you were wondering...

In Article [email protected], [email protected]
(Mark J Cherkas) wrote:
- I am new to this group so bear with this beginners question:
- Why is the answer 42 ?
- Has Douglas Adams ever explained this ?

The answer to this is very simple. It was a joke. It had to be a number, an ordinary, smallish number, and I chose that one. Binary representations, base thirteen, Tibetan monks are all complete nonsense. I sat at my desk, stared into the garden and thought '42 will do' I typed it out. End of story.


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Google can even answer this question with it's built in calculator.

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