52!

Really?!
52
Fuck you universe!

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  1. “Really?” may be the question, but 52 is not the answer. 42 would be a good guess but also not true. The point is that the question and answer don’t line up. “What’s 6 times 9?” “42” Whereas if 6*7 was the actual question, or 54 the answer, then life, the universe, and everything would actually make sense. Very much in the tone of the rest of the book. As a side note, a rather neat and (supposedly) unintentional side-effect of using those particular numbers is that the question and answer DOES work. Adams claims he didn’t realize it until he had talked to a friend about that passage and the friend puzzled out how it is actually true. 6 times 9 is 42. In base 1.

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