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This isn't what you get when you multiply six by nine.

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The Answer is Paradice. if you add up all 6 sides of 2 dice it is 42..... Douglas Adams was a big craps player...
6+6+5+5+4+4+3+3+2+2+1+1=42 sorry guys

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@ledudeflambe: I think he was referring to the 46% off. If Amazon really wanted to attract fans they should have set it to 42% off instead.

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"I told you it wasn't important."

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coincidentally, I just today stumbled across the explanation for choosing the number 42, straight from the author:

"The answer to this is very simple. It was a joke. It had to be a number, an ordinary, smallish number, and I chose that one. Binary representations, base thirteen, Tibetan monks are all complete nonsense. I sat at my desk, stared into the garden and thought '42 will do' I typed it out. End of story.

Best,
Douglas Adams
London, UK | d...@dadams.demon.co.uk (dormant)
Currently in Santa Fe, NM | ada...@nic.cerf.net (current)"

source: http://groups.google.com/group/alt.fan.douglas-adams/msg/d1064f7b27808692?pli=1

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awww, no fun! why would you tell about the number 42? it was such a fun mystery...

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I bought the entire collection in one volume many years ago, when Waldenbooks was still a store. Love his books, and they never get old.