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There was a breakthrough in your time in the fundamental workings of the universe.
It was made by a Homo Sapiens we know as Dug More Atoms.
For those who don’t know, it is our custom when a significant discovery is made
to bequeath a new nomenclature in its honor.
Dug More Atom’s real name was Douglas Adams.
He being of course the genius who breathed in your very century,
and who created the seminal, solar system shattering text,
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

Like previous great thinkers D.M. Atoms had discovered a major universal law,
but unlike his predecessors, he was not taken seriously.
His Law of 42,
one of the basic tenets of all life and anti-life in the known and unknown universe,
for some inexplicable reason, was
thought of as humor!?!.
All we know is that he died prematurely, heartbroken that his great insight,
though popular, was merely laughed at.

And O, by the very far away,
the expression, at sixes and sevens,
to you humans means confusion and disarray.
To us however, it means to be one with the universe,
as six and seven are factors of 42.

It wasn’t until .002411 htaerbs later, or 200 years, I. C. H. H. A. Veeate,
a garbologist of the first order, while excavating an ancient temple landfill,
all landfills are temples,
but more about that later,
came across a mutilated tree copy of Atom’s manuscript.
It had been enclosed in a zipped translucent container
with the letters hefty and was in pristine condition.

Also enclosed was a soft mutilated tree copy
of what we think is a rare, esoteric, mystical document.
It had the letters mad emblazoned on its title page.

Needless to say, after even a casual perusal by Veeate, it was apparent he had
uncovered humanity’s ultimate understanding of the nature of the universe.

Here is a short list, with a whole lot of more about that later, of some
basic Laws of 42.

There are 42 parallel universes. Actually there are precisely .0000000042.04-.02,
an infinitesimal amount, but unfortunately, one that cannot be overlooked.
This was discovered by R.T. Annoying just a few short shtaerbs ago.

For those who don’t know, it is our custom when a significant discovery
is made to bequeath a new nomenclature in its honor.
Really Truly Annoying's real name was Chaim Picayune.

There are 42 major delegations of the brain. Each delegation governs an
aspect of Homo Marcion life, from basic bodily functions to the highest
mental processes. Within the 42 there are either 6 or 7 sub delegations.
For example, the wink of an eye, located in the 13th delegation of Body
Movement, is also in its 4th sub delegation, known as the Just Kidding.
But the blink of an eye is in the 13th’s 1st sub delegation, known as
Just Do It.

There are 42 types of bacteria that live on the skin of Homo Marcion,
as opposed to the 182 on Homo Sapiens, Though catastrophic for the
140 bacteria that were let go, quite a few of them managed to relocate
successfully onto the Sus scrofa domestica, the domestic pig.

There are 42 degrees of separation between an idea that is stupid
and one that is brilliant.

There are 42 tonal variations in human flatulence. Oddly, for us Homo
Marcions, this number is cut in half to a mere 21. This, needless to
say, has caused much envy and chagrin in our audio Tale Spinners,
or what you would call musicians.

There are precisely 42 ways to skin a cat.

I could go and on, and perhaps from time to time I will.
But for now, you get the idea. Let us return. Where was I?
O yes, I was about to reveal the repercussions of the Time of Fusion,
that is,
the marriage between humanity and the Big Itch.