X

So long and thanks for all the fish

gentle
13 Comments

Posted July 7, 2007 - By juster

Douglas Adams, beloved author of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series, was totally right. 

The answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe and everything is indeed 42.

It turns out that our galaxy weighs three times 10 to the power of 42kg - a number written as 3 followed by 42 zeroes.

This seems trivial, but it turns out (according to people MUCH smarter than TheFeed) that knowing the weight of the of the galaxy and the amount of matter in contains, is key to solving many important astronomical questions.

We'll leave that stuff up to people in labcoats with awesome calculators, but just hearing that 42 zeroes part warms the cockles of TheFeed's cold, black heart.

 

The Sunday Telegram: The answer is 42

So long and thanks for all the fish
http://www.g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/post/677155/so-long-and-thanks-for-all-the-fish/
http://media.g4tv.com/images/blog/2007/07/07/633193946795631942.jpg
BlogThread_677155

ADVERTISEMENT

Blog Tags

g4tv.com
  • International Sexy Ladies Show: Messy Cat Fight

    Posted: January 27, 2010

    644,696 Views | 00:49

  • Sara Underwood's Naked Bike Ride

    Posted: June 22, 2011

    1,316,284 Views | 05:20

  • Laser Snake Robots, More Mars Rovers and BigDog Is Back

    Posted: September 25, 2012

    1,290 Views | 03:00

  • NBA 2K13 Launch Trailer

    Posted: October 4, 2012

    5,601 Views | 01:53

  • Casual Vomiting - Web Soup Investigates

    Posted: March 30, 2011

    7,570 Views | 02:52

AdChoices