42 (answer)

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The Answer to Life

42 is the "Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything" in the The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy books.

The greatest computer worked out the answer "42", which is right. But men did not know what to do, because nobody knew what the question was.[1]

The number 42 has made many people think about the meaning of life, which is a controversial topic.

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  1. Douglas Adams (1 January 1980). Life, the Universe and Everything. ISBN 0-345-39181-0.