Monday, November 19, 2007


Go to and type in 42.

Then press "Search" (Alternatively, you can also press 'I'm feeling lucky', if you are really in the mood!)

What you get is this.

Yeah !...It is the ultimate answer.

The answer to Life, the Universe and Everything.

The answer that took the most powerful computer 'Deep Thought' 7½ million years to compute and check the answer !

The answer for which an even more powerful computer was built to compute the 'ultimate question' - the Earth.

But why the hell am I going on and on about 42? Why is it so relevant today?

Well you see my friends, it is the number which seems to continuously elude the greatest living batsman of our times - Sachin Tendulkar.

He is stuck on 41 and I now know the reason why.....

Coz once he reaches that magic number he will finally have the answer.......

The answer to Life, the Universe and Everything.

For more reasons on why Sachin is not getting century number 42 , read this, this and this.

For more on Douglas Adams's analysis on the wonderful 'gentleman's game'....Read this.

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