* Since 6*9 = 42 in base thirteen, it has been speculated that the entire universe is therefore based on bad luck (13 is often considered unlucky). It has been noted that 13 is equal to 4 + 9 and that two of the words for 4 and 9 in Japanese also mean "death" and "suffering." Therefore the entire universe is based on death, suffering, and bad luck.
* If all of the numbers on a dice are added up (1+2+3+4+5+6), the answer is 21. If the numbers on two dice are added the result would be 42, so 42 = 2 dice, i.e. "Life's a crap shoot."
* And we all know that 2 dice is a pair of dice, so 42 is paradise
* If you add up the side of a die you get 21, and 42 is 21 times 2. So that's 42 = two die (to die)
* If we take 42 and separate the numbers, we get "Four" and "Two". How about Fortuitous?
* "42" is often used in a similar manner to a metasyntactic variable; 42 is often used in testing programs as a common initializer for integer variables.
* Google has a calculator function in its search engine, which knows the answer to life the universe and everything (
http://www.google.com/search?q=answer+t ... erything+=).
* MSN Search also calculates this query correctly in a similar fashion (
http://beta.search.msn.com/results.aspx ... everything).
* The original logo of Microsoft Windows contains a number of floating diamond shapes on the "flag". In fact, there are 42 of them.
Source:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Answer ... Everything