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42 is the Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe and Everything. This Answer was first calculated by the supercomputer Deep Thought after seven and a half million years. This shocking answer resulted in the construction of an even larger supercomputer, named Earth, which was tasked with determining what the question was in the first place.

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There are quite a lot of numbers to choose from, so why did Douglas Adams choose 42? He wanted a simple number. This message from Adams explains his choice.

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