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robmandu's avatar

Forty two!

Asked by robmandu (21285points) April 1st, 2008

Now you come up with the Question.

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65Stang's avatar

what is 21+21?

robmandu's avatar

Hint: the tags are helpful.

65Stang's avatar

what is your age?

delirium's avatar

What is the answer to life, the universe, and everything?

(DUH)

Also… what you get if you multiply six by nine. :)

robmandu's avatar

@delirium, you’re halfway there. Deep Thought was built to provide the Answer… but he had to design and build the Earth to calculate the Question.

What is the Question?

In the book, “what do you get if you multiply six by nine?” was ruled out as too literal. But I like the consistent referencing and staying on point. GQ!

soundedfury's avatar

How many roads must a man go down?

scamp's avatar

How many things are different on fluther today???

robmandu's avatar

Okay, thanks to @fury, that’s outta the way.

Following @scamp’s example, feel free to come up with your own. Since the Earth was destroyed to make way for an hyperspatial bypass only 5 minutes before its program had completed, the true Question was never completely calc’d.

So have fun!

iSteve's avatar

I know!!! How old is Steve?!!

sndfreQ's avatar

nice one robmandu

glial's avatar

What is everything?

iSteve's avatar

What is the secret?

robmandu's avatar

How many times will I be rickroll‘d today?

blippio's avatar

What is one day before 4/2?

Vincentt's avatar

“Think of a number, any number.”

You know, Marvin knows, and that’s what he asked the mattress (“Think of a number, any number.” “Five?” “WRONG!”)

I wanted to answer that! :P

65Stang's avatar

what is tomorrow’s date?

kapuerajam's avatar

What is the number of casmier sweaters a chicken stole

robmandu's avatar

@kapuerajam: 6×9 = FAIL

delirium's avatar

Rob…. its from hitchhikers guide. The math is intentionally wrong.

robmandu's avatar

Wha…?!?!

Holy crap!

All this time, and I NEVER caught on that the book asked the Ultimate Question that way!!!!

Robmandu == FAIL

Most sincere apologies, @kapuerajam. May all your quips be awarded much lurve!

delirium's avatar

Hahahahaha, we still love you, rob.

Vincentt's avatar

@robmandu – actually, it asked it in several ways.

Unfortunately, the explanation I liked best is no longer there. I’d say Marvin asked the question when talking to the mattress:

<Marvin> Think of a number, any number.
<Mattress> Ehm, five?
<Marvin> WRONG!

I like to think “Think of a number, any number” is the ultimate question to life, the universe and everything, even if it doesn’t have a question mark ;-)

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