The answer to life, the universe, and everything = 42


The Answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything has a numeric solution in Douglas Adams’ series The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. In the story, a “simple answer” to The Ultimate Question is requested from the computer Deep Thought – specially built for this purpose. It takes Deep Thought 7½ million years to compute and check the answer which turns out to be 42. When asked to provide The Ultimate Question, the computer says that it can’t, but can help design an even more powerful computer (the Earth) which can. The programmers then embark on a further, ultimately futile, ten million year program to discover The Ultimate Question, hindered by Golgafrinchans after 8 million years, and in the last five minutes by the Vogons.

The author was presented with many readers’ theories about The Ultimate Question and The Ultimate Answer in his lifetime, all of which he rebutted with his own somewhat apocryphal explanations.

From: Wikipedia

Aca estan los libros de Douglas Adams para descargar.


El restaurante del fín del mundo

Fundamentalmente inofensiva

Guía del autoestopista galáctico

Hasta luego y gracias por el pescado

La Vida, el Universo y Todo lo Demás

Zaphod, un Trabajo Seguro

2 Responses to “The answer to life, the universe, and everything = 42”

  1. March 18, 2010 at 2:16 am

    Omigawd that’s ****ing EPIC! Even Google agrees that that really IS the Answer. XD
    But seriously. If you take all the characters in the phrase “The Answer to Life, the Universe and Everything is–” not including spaces or the ‘–‘, you get 42 characters!

  2. 2 Anonymous
    December 14, 2010 at 1:03 am

    what the BEEP

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