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October 10 2010: 10/10/10 is the answer to life the universe and everything

Today is October 10, 2010, so what's the big deal with everyone searching online for meaning to this seemingly innocuous day?

Well, one reason is because if abbreviated by month, day and year, it appears as 10/10/10. Also, according to this guy , if you're fancy enough to have a calculator with programmer mode and binary function, then you can do the following trick:

Put your calculator into programmer mode, hit the binary button and type in 101010. Change it to decimal mode and you'll get the number 42.

And 42, as everyone who's read Douglas Adams knows, is the answer to life, the universe and everything. Check out "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" for more information about the answer to life's questions.

And, remember, Don't Panic.

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