In The Hitchhikers’ Guide To The Galaxy, 42 is meant to be The Ultimate Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, The Universe, and Everything.Some other wiki things about 42:
The atomic number of molybdenum.
The angle in degrees for which a rainbow appears or the critical angle.
The character, corresponding to the number 42 in the ASCII character set, is *, the asterisk, commonly known as the wildcard character.
In Japanese culture, the number 42 is considered unlucky because the numerals when pronounced separately — “shi ni” (four two) — sound like the phrase, “unto death”.
42 is the number with which God creates the Universe in Kabbalistic tradition.
Level 42 was one of my favorite bands as a teen
I don’t think I look 42. I don’t think I act 42. I will, perpetually, be a young person trapped inside a body with a clock moving too fast. And I like it like that.
If you’re so moved to celebrate my achievement of Level 42 in The Game of Life, I’d like it if you would make a $42 donation to Team Diabetes.