The Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, The Universe, and Everything

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Most every nerd of a certain age knows that “The Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, The Universe, and Everything” is 42. Here is an entry in Wikipedia for the number 42:

The number 42 is, in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams, the “Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything,” calculated by an enormous supercomputer named Deep Thought over a period of 7.5 million years. Unfortunately, no one knows what the question is. Thus, to calculate the Ultimate Question, a special computer the size of a small planet was built from organic components and named “Earth”. The Ultimate Question “What do you get when you multiply six by nine” was found by Arthur Dent and Ford Prefect in the second book of the series, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe. This appeared first in the radio play and later in the novelization of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. The fact that Adams named the episodes of the radio play “fits”, the same archaic title for a chapter or section used by Lewis Carroll in The Hunting of the Snark, suggests that Adams was influenced by Carroll’s fascination with and frequent use of the number. The fourth book in the series, the novel So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish, contains 42 chapters. According to the novel Mostly Harmless, 42 is the street address of Stavromula Beta.

As stated above, nobody knows what the question is that leads to the answer of 42. Here are some other wrong questions:
What is the atomic number of Niobium? (41)
How many minutes would it take to travel across continents by boring a straight hollow tube directly through the Earth connecting a set of antipodes, removing the air from the tube and falling through? (38 minutes)
How many First Dates will I go on after turning 50? (More than 50!)

And isn’t it interesting that 42 times 10 is 420?!? 🤯

What does any of this have to do with dating? I don’t know. But I do know that some women say that being a nerd/geek is a good thing, but most of them must be thinking of Matt Damon in Good Will Hunting and not board game playing, Star Wars watching, Monty Python quoting me.