Any good geek knows that the answer to the great question of life, the universe and everything is 42. But were you aware just how often that number has crept up in pop culture? From apartment numbers to Hurley numbers, dates to car registrations, the number 42 is everywhere when you start looking hard enough. Here are 42 examples of the number turning up in pop culture.
1. The first reference that Douglas Adams made to 42 was during a sketch called “The Hole in the Wall Club” in which Griff Rhys Jones mentions the 42nd meeting of the Crawley and District Paranoid Society.
2. In Star Trek, the USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D) has 42 decks.
3. In The X-Files, Agent Mulder lives at apartment 42.
4.In Caprica the license plate of Starbuck’s truck is “FB 42 E3.
5. In Spore, the Staff of Life is limited to 42 uses.