Google.com Easter Egg - Answer to Life the Universe and Everything

1. Log on to internet
2. Visit www.google.com
3. Enter in search "answer to life the universe and everything" (no quotes and all lower case)
4. The first outcome will Google’s calculator, informing you the answer is 42.


Reference: Douglas Adam's "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy," in which it is discovered the answer to life the universe and everything is 42.

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Contributed By: Anonymous on 06-15-2005
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Google result screen shot Right under the search bar it says the " answer to life the universe and everything = 42".

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Mike writes:
The phrase "answer to life the universe and everything" has 42 characters in it, including spaces. - Mike.
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I couldn't find a better place to put this as eeggs won't accept website eggs anymore.... 1.Go to www.google.com 2.Type in "failure" (doesn't matter whether the quotes are there or not) 3.Click the "I'm feeling lucky!) button. 4.See what happens...... F
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sarru writes:
Type in elgoog (google, backwards)and it will redirect you to thier mirror site?? where everything is backwards. Well, I thought it was cool anyway! Sigh...too much time on my hands. :)
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saule pazare writes:
Type ''french military victories'' and click I`m feeling lucky
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Yo_Ernest!! writes:
If you put g00g13 into the search box at google.com click on the first link and it will give you a l33t version of google.com
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Sahm writes:
The Weapons of Mass Destruction page can be found here: http://politicalhumor.about.com/library/images/bliraqwmd.htm Also, to find out why "failure" links to President Bush's page, read this: http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2005/09/googlebombing-failure.html
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Jammy writes:
go on prefrences and change your language to differant languages and there are hidden ones like elmer fudd and klingon.
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Twist writes:
The number "42" it's the "answer to the life, the uni.." according to Douglas Adams "The Hitchhicker's guide to the galaxy". It has nothing to do with te quantity of letters in it. For more information: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Answer_to_Life,_the_Universe,_and_Everything (Or read the novel!. THAT is something you won't regret.)
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dawgxgigilo writes:
If any of you all have heard of the "23 Enigma", it states that everything in the universe can be simplfied or related to the number 23 somehow. Just to let you know, adding up life, you get 32, which is 23 backwards. Weird...
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Bob writes:
The website for the WoMD page is: http://www.waag.org/404.html. LOL! It's funny!
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Rakarth writes:
http://elgoog.rb-hosting.de/index.cgi?dir=/&page=/intl/xx-hacker/help.html backwards and in leet !
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crissxcross writes:
the french military victory one is not google if u press the 'im felling lucky' button it will take you to the first google link if u type french military victories there are links wen u press search its a hoax on a site called albino black sheep.com lool
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Armiris writes:
Most of those search 'eggs' won't work, except the 42 one, because Google search is different for everybody. Example: When I entered '1', I got January 1st on Wikipedia. :P
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elgoog people notice maps spelt backwards is spam.
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SuperSonic writes:
The same thing happens with MSN's search.
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drewhead118 writes:
the weapons of mass destruction egg page can be found at: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~ckurecka/weapons.html
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Wallamanage writes:
That Failure one is so funny.
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slovenia writes:
Type in googlef*** and Click I am feeling lucky.
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AngryDaven writes:
Try typing in Doctor Steel and hit im feeling lucky.
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Meira writes:
They've changed it now but it used to be that when you luckied "weapons of mass destruction" it would come up with a page that, in the style of "the page cannot be found", said "the weapons of mass destruction cannot be found. Please..." can't remember the options. But if anyone comes across it, you'll agree it was funny.
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TAPMAGOO writes:
42--add all the numbers on the sides of two dice; life is a crap shoot.
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101.101 writes:
I tried the "1" thing mentioned above and it took me to the VH1 website
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me writes:
"1+2+3+4+5+6=21 NOT 42!" that's because you have two dice in a crap shoot.
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xkatx21x writes:
in google type "idiot" (no") then press im feeling lucky! have fun
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zoso dude writes:
I guess all of those people wondering the meaning of life never tried googling it.
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eric writes:
type you were an accident and hit im feeling lucky a funny pic comes up
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hey, i just noticed something the answer to life is 42. "failure" typed in google shows george w bush. Bill Clinton was the 42 president. this means the answer to life, the world, and everything else is Bill Clinton!
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dark metroid writes:
French military victories is funny. Also type in "big nose" and hit i'm feeling lucky. I don't know where I came up with that..... Anyway, that is scary.
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ThorTheGod writes:
Notice on the french military one, the site name, Albinoblacksheep.com.
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Bob writes:
And I was checking most of these sites, and the fact is, when you hit the "I'm Feeling Lucky" button, it tales you to the first page on the list, not some totally different sight that google put their on purpose. Like for Mozilla, ir came up because it had the number 1.0.1 in the description for the page, not necessarily because it is number 1. (Even though it is :P)
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rspenc24 writes:
Ok, let me clear this up for everyone, THE REASON GOOGLE ANSWERS THE QUESTION "answer to life the universe and everything" AS 42 IS, AND I QUOTE, "IF YOU ADD UP ALL THE SIDES ON TO DICE, ex. 2(1+2+3+4+5+6), YOU GET, 42, IMPLYING THAT LIFE IS A CRAP SHOOT.
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yeah it's 32 because it doesn't go by alphebetical numbers it goes by characters in the phrase "Answer to life the universe and everything" has 42 characters in it (including the spaces)
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nasakid writes:
where are the pictures???
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TheNull2.0 writes:
type in "f***ing c*nt" and hit im feeling lucky and see whats happens. lol.
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koira writes:
Type in the number 1 (yes just the number one) and press I'm feeling lucky and see where you go to. Firefox Pwns!
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Jewan writes:
wana know something hillarious?I did failure and pressed i'm feeling lucky button and it showed a page of George W. Bush!It's hillarious because they're voting george the WORST PRESEDENT EVER!!!!
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trox10 writes:
The f**king c**t is G-A-Y!!!
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William writes:
Emm the answer 42 is what the computer in the movie said was the answer for the life. The real point of it is that to ask the question for the meaning of life only to get a question for a response, but really the more we know about the universe the more it seems pointless.
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Thinboy00 writes:
1+2+3+4+5+6=21 NOT 42!
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Mas writes:
These things are crazy.......I'm scared
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ntwiles writes:
those are hilarious but are you sure google did those on purpose?
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MorPH writes:
WARNING: DO NOT THIS IF YOU ARE SENSITIVE TO RACISM. For all others, and I only did this for harmless fun, I didn't know what I'd get, type 'You smell like poo' and hit 'I'm feeling lucky'. Don't complain to me, I think that its sick and didn't know I'd get that result.
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pasta writes:
where are the pictures???
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i was here writes:
just to let you know, I thought about why the answer is 42, so I did this... L=12th letter of the alphabet I=9th " " " " F=6th " " " " E=5th " " " " add them together, you get 32. dang.
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