Sunday, October 10, 2010

Happy 42 Day!

Today is 10/10/10, the requisite "Jackpot Day" of the year. We only got 2 left before the next Century! (11/11/11 and 12/12/12). Hopefully, I'll live to see those two days.

If y'all know your binary, 101010 is 42! And if y'all know your Hitchhiker's Guide to The Galaxy, 42 is the answer to the question about life, the universe, and everything.

BUT. 42 is only the answer, the question itself is still unknown. Even after aliens built the Earth as a giant supercomputer to figure this out, the question is still not known. There's a long-standing theory in the Guide itself that states that if the universe knows both the question and the answer, it would blink out of existence and an even more ridiculous universe would be created in its place. There's another theory that states that this already happened.

So, if anyone accidentally finds out the question, we're all doomed. But, as the guide says: "Don't Panic." And that's good enough for me.

I'll leave you with some more good advice: Don't forget your towel!


kristiane said...

I was pretty excited about 10-4. 10-10-10 didn't do it for me.

Galileo said...

10-4 comes EVERY year, but 10/10/10 comes but once in a lifetime!