Stewart "Arturius" Campbell (4/1/2015)
It's also the answer to "What do you get if you multiply six by nine?".
PS you say "ice cream doesn't have bones", but...
Happy Easter everybody! 🙂
actually, 6*9 = 54.
Douglas was never very mathematically inclined...
613 * 913 = 4213
But Adams hated that explanation. The Joke was that the useless people corrupted the computation and not only came up with the simplest question for 42, but got it wrong.
Raghavendra Mudugal (4/1/2015)
(Forgive me for my low level curiosity: "what is five book trilogy?";
It was a five book trilogy because it was originally a trilogy, and then he wrote two more books. When book four came out it was a joke that it was book 4 of the trilogy. Then books 5 and 6 made it a running gag.
Not to mention that with the official continuation by a new author, it is a six book trilogy.