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    142857

    this is the most puzzling enegmatic mathematical problem ever
    I think it holds the key to the universe

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    I was curious enough to Google it:
    http://www.virtu-software.com/articles/MyPetNumber.asp

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    Originally posted by muchmark
    I was curious enough to Google it:
    http://www.virtu-software.com/articles/MyPetNumber.asp
    funny, I just dismissed him as a crazy person...
    To me, clowns aren't funny. In fact, they're kind of scary. I've
    wondered where this started and I think it goes back to the time I went
    to the circus, and a clown killed my dad.

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    And now for something completely different

    142857

    25410711
    36612915
    478141119
    5810161323
    etc. etc. etc.


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    And of course everyone knows the answer to the mystery of the universe is ................. 42. Courtesy of the 'Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy. And of course its a smaller number that I can realte to.
    Duh

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    Originally posted by ChrisDevismes
    And of course everyone knows the answer to the mystery of the universe is ................. 42. Courtesy of the 'Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy. And of course its a smaller number that I can realte to.
    Duh
    What do they mean by 42? Whats so specail about that number?

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    Its the answer to life, the universe, and everything.
    Have you read Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy? Its a good book. If you like comedy/ sci-fi. The sequels are pretty good too.

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    Except if you're a Trekkie, in which case the all-important number is 47. The number pops up in some way in just about every other episode from TNG onwards. Eventually it was revealed that whenever they needed to supply a number for something and it wasn't really important what the value was, the 'technical' writers just used 47 as a default.

    There was a Voyager episode titled "The 47s" in honor of the phenomenon, where the crew finds Amelia Earhart and other strangely vanished people on a planet in the Delta quadrant because (why else? ) they'd been abducted by aliens!
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    Except if your a 'Bob the builder' fan and then the answer to the universe is 'Wendy', Bob's secretary, building assistant, carer for the cat and of course secretly in love with Bob!. But I just may have made that all up ........

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    OK. Then let's take this:
    1,2,3,4,5,6... Numbers. But do you see that 1+2=3 ??? So, those numbers rule the galaxy !!!
    Or let's take 100.
    100x1=100 !!!
    100x2=200 !!!
    100x3=300 !!! Do you see that only the first numbers change ??? Those last two zeroes LAST THE SAME !!! Cool !!! So, 100 is the only number lo live.
    Want more?

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    I still think Bob the builder is a better way to go. Not only does it get away from the simplicity of numbers but, with Wendy on board, adds a truer meaning to life and the universe. I could be biased though !

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    Wendy likes Bob?!??! I never knew that! And of all people you should expect me to know! LOL

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    Let me add some weirdness to this....

    142857 X 2 = 285714 (2+8+5+7+1+4 = 27)
    142857 X 11 = 1571427 (1+5+7+1+4+2+7 = 27)


    If you multiply 142857 by any number then add the digits of the result together you will get these numbers 27, 36, 54 and 63 and if you add each digit of these numbers you get 9.

    very weird indeed.
    Reality is controlled by those who are the most insane.

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    you guys have waaaaaaay too much free time!!.

    but, the really sad thing is, i took the time to read all this!...lol


    j/k!

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    I had a very slow week at work....I also need a life
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