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42 sightings
« on: May 31, 2009, 04:35:26 PM »
Have you ever run into a 42 that struck you as picturesque or a little odd?



No, I didn't edit this picture.  If I remember correctly, this was a tribute to Jackie Robinson.

Feel free to add to our collection of 42s.
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Re: 42 sightings
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2009, 02:51:10 PM »


I have no idea where this building is, but apparently it is building 42.
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Re: 42 sightings
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2009, 04:47:48 PM »
I know I've had some sightings, but I can't remember any of them at the moment. I'll be sure to record future ones.
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Re: 42 sightings
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2009, 09:53:36 PM »
I was mowing the lawn. Riding mower. It has bucket things on the back which we use to collect the mown grass which we use as mulch. Anyway, one of the times I went to empty them, there was a tag in one of the buckets, perfectly visible atop the mown grass, which said 42 on it. It said other stuff, but the 42 was what caught your attention. I don't know what it was from.
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Re: 42 sightings
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2009, 01:29:13 PM »
42s always do seem to stick out.  It's a bit like seeing your birthday, that sticks out too.
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Re: 42 sightings
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2009, 04:15:11 PM »
This is my 42nd post!



You may have noticed the familiar strag designation for new members.  And now the familiar hitchhiker at the 42nd post.  The similarity ends there.  Higher levels will be at different numbers and have different names (to be kept secret until someone gets that far).  

As expected, things are quiet in the post Towel Day months, which makes this a good time to plan on site improvements before the visitor totals pick up.  Now if I can only find the time to improve my web design skills...
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Re: 42 sightings
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2009, 03:34:04 PM »
Although this pic is not from the spot, I used to live right next to the 42nd Parallel in Wyoming.  I even celebrated the 2002 Towel Day there.

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Re: 42 sightings
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2009, 11:47:42 PM »
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Breaking the rules here and it's only my second day. This isn't a sighting, but a question.
Does anybody know if the Coldplay song "42" was inspired by D.N.A.?
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Re: 42 sightings
« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2009, 07:44:31 PM »
I’m afraid my musical tastes fossilized before Coldplay came out, so I have no answer to your question.

I do, however, know that the Orion Nebula is Messier Object 42:

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Re: 42 sightings
« Reply #9 on: August 30, 2009, 01:59:29 AM »
I saw a 42 in the three word story.
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Re: 42 sightings
« Reply #10 on: September 01, 2009, 07:20:42 PM »
I see another 42 every time I make a post on these forums.

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Re: 42 sightings
« Reply #11 on: September 06, 2009, 04:09:13 PM »
This is my 42nd post!  ;D
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Re: 42 sightings
« Reply #12 on: September 16, 2009, 08:06:24 PM »
This from the NASA website after I voted for the squirt gun.

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Re: 42 sightings
« Reply #13 on: November 26, 2009, 04:39:57 PM »
Happy Thanksgiving!



And if your Thanksgiving is not complete without meat, I recommend the Ameglian Major Cow since it has no ethical objections to being eaten:

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Re: 42 sightings
« Reply #14 on: January 16, 2010, 06:34:45 PM »
Apparently, a new magazine debuted in France last year...

"pour les geeks"

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