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Thu Jul 26, 2012, 07:19 PM

The Reason why the answer to the Universe is 42

It is impossible for an observer to manoeuvre to see any rainbow from water droplets at any angle other than the customary one of 42 degrees from the direction opposite the Sun.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rainbow

Maybe I should have placed this in the Science Forum or
for fans of The hitchhikers guide to the Universe.
But I just discovered this answering a science problem
and realized I had an answer to everything.

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Reply The Reason why the answer to the Universe is 42 (Original post)
Ichingcarpenter Jul 2012 OP
HopeHoops Jul 2012 #1
Turbineguy Jul 2012 #2
Lint Head Jul 2012 #3
dimbear Jul 2012 #4
Ichingcarpenter Jul 2012 #7
rug Jul 2012 #5
MrScorpio Jul 2012 #6
1-Old-Man Jul 2012 #8
madinmaryland Jul 2012 #9

Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Thu Jul 26, 2012, 07:21 PM

1. It's much simpler than that. Why NOT? It's as good a number as any other.

 

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Thu Jul 26, 2012, 07:22 PM

2. Well, that's good to know...

But what about "Life" and "Everything"?

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Thu Jul 26, 2012, 07:25 PM

3. I have noticed this when the Sun is behind me and I'm watering my garden.

Is there an arc because we are actually seeing a reflection of the curvature of the Sun? Guess I'm a little dumb in this regard.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Thu Jul 26, 2012, 07:25 PM

4. Those early Kaballah optical scientists were good, nu? n/t

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Response to dimbear (Reply #4)

Thu Jul 26, 2012, 07:40 PM

7. Either that or the ....'The candyman Can'

Actually the Sumerians had it together before the Jews, but their god went back to the stars.. and didn't stay in the desert and let someone break his rules written in stone.


Anyway, I think I found the answer .

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Thu Jul 26, 2012, 07:28 PM

5. Bubba rocks.

 

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Thu Jul 26, 2012, 07:31 PM

6. This calls for a song from Level 42

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Thu Jul 26, 2012, 07:44 PM

8. 6x7=42, and that's got to count for something

in the grander scheme of things its just one more conformation that 42 is the correct answer. You might also ask yourself just how many things would constitute three dozen if we had been a more enlightened species.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Thu Jul 26, 2012, 08:15 PM

9. The Clenis was #42. nt

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