The "You’re Not Going To Like It" List From h2g2

I was in a bad mood today, having had to rescue beautiful monsters from ravening princesses. To top off the vicious cycle, I decided to put up this splendid and worthwhile list from h2g2. Share and Hate.

  • There are 42 laws of cricket.
  • Paul McCartney, Jimi Hendrix and Jerry Garcia were born in 1942.
  • Singer Elvis Presley died at the age of 42. So did his mother.
  • If you combine the number of dots, or pips, on a pair of dice, there are 42.
  • At the time of writing, Theodore Roosevelt was the youngest United States president when he was elected. He was 42.
  • Canines have 42 teeth.
  • There is a Broadway musical titled 42nd Street.
  • 42 was the jersey number of Jackie Robinson.
  • If you rearrange ‘tea for two’ you get ‘for tea two’.
  • When sending a text message on a mobile phone, to punch in ‘h2g2’ you have to select 4 (press it twice), 2 (press it four times), 4, then 2 (press it four times).
  • Tiberius was born in 42BC.
  • In JRR Tolkien’s novel The Two Towers, Gimli the Dwarf kills 42 orcs in the battle at Helm’s Deep.
  • According to the Book of Revelations, ‘The Beast’ will hold the Earth for 42 months.
  • There are 42 lines on each page of a Gutenberg Bible.
  • It would take 42 minutes to ride the Gravity Sled.
  • In binary, 42 is 101010.
  • If you search answer to life, the universe and everything on Google, the calculator function will display ‘42‘.
  • In the 42nd Street subway station in New York City, there are large, white tiled columns with pretty 42s on each side.
  • Scientists calculated that the Hubble Constant, the rate at which the universe expands, is 42. (However, it will not stay at that rate always.)
  • An E-ELT, European Extremely Large Telescope, was built to probe the universe. It is 42 metres in diameter.
  • Washington was the 42nd US state to join the union.
  • Bill Clinton was the 42nd US president.
  • There were 42 Soviet missiles based in Cuba during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
  • The Orion Nebula is otherwise known as M42.
  • Element No 42 in the periodic table is molybdenum, a metal.
  • The numbers for the computer in the TV show Lost are 4, 8, 15, 16, 23 and 42.
  • There were 42 generations from Abraham to Jesus.
  • 11 February is the 42nd day of the year. Thomas Alva Edison was born on 11 February, 1847.
  • A day on Uranus lasts 42 Earth years.
  • Rosa Parks was 42 years old when she refused to give up her bus seat to a white man.
  • Catch 22, the novel by Joseph Heller, has 42 chapters.
  • Queen Elizabeth II is the 42nd sovereign since the Norman conquest.
  • The tallest building in London is Tower 42.
  • There are 42.194988 kilometres in a marathon.
  • To create red light, light has to reflect off water at a 42 degree angle.
  • It takes light 1042 seconds to cross the diameter of a proton.

And with that that being that, I leave you in agony.

11 replies on “The "You’re Not Going To Like It" List From h2g2”

sure 42 might be the answer to life, the universe, etc, but we still dont know the ultimate question do we?? if only it wasnt for the Vogons …. sigh

Hey, nice to see that humble crossword clue of mine in that list :-).Lately there seem to be a lot of 42s around,from reactions taking place at 420 K to values of reactances being 4.2 .
Or maybe I am just losing my mind.

PS:India gate is 42 mtrs tall

@Anuj: Er…42!!! ;)

@Uma: Hmm. It’s freaky that somebody else independently thought up the same thing as your crossword clue. :) And of course, I knew that one about the India Gate.

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