Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Size 42 to fit all

Size 42 to fit all

Have you ever wondered how the government arrived at the figure of 42 days?

"According to Douglas Adams, in the ‘Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy’, the answer to the question, "What is the meaning of life and everything", was asked of Deep Thought.

Deep Thought was the "Universe's biggest, best, fastest computer", perhaps built by Microsoft. Deep Thought considered the question for a million years or so, and delivered the answer, "42"...".

5 comments:

jams o donnell said...

Hmm perhaps we should have got in on this at teh start... I'll be Vroomfondel, you can be Magicthise!

Ginro said...

I'll be ... Slartibartfast.

CherryPie said...

Now tomorrow I best not take any photos, I don't have the blue card. I might take just the wrong photo and be holed up for 42 days...

Lord James Bigglesworth said...

Fine, John and thanks.

Anonymous said...

You'll be glad to hear that I've cracked the code, using my Cray Supercomputer.It's simple really, all you have to do is apply the binary pattern of 42... 101010... and the Tony Orlando classic "Knock Three Times"... to get your answer.