Salon 42

Did you know...

  • 42-is the answer to Life, the Universe and Everything according to Douglas Adams and the book “Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy.
  • 42-degrees is the angle at which light must reflect off water in order to create a rainbow.

  • 42-Titanic was traveling at a speed equivalent to 42km when it collided with an iceberg.

  • 42-There are 42 principles of Ma’at, the ancient Egyptian goddess of physical and moral law, order and truth.


  • 42-On page 42 of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Harry discovers he’s a wizard.

  • 42-Fox Mulder’s apartment in the US TV series The X-Files was number 42.

  • 42-The youngest president of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt, was 42 when he was elected.

  • 42-There are exactly 42 dots on a pair of dice.

  • 42-The right arm of the Statue of Liberty is 42 feet long.

  • 42-The original design of the Wonderbra has exactly 42 individual parts.


  • 42-Juliet sleeps for 42 hours in Romeo and Juliet.

  • 42-A marathon course is 42km.

  • 42-The Starship Enterprise has 42 decks.

  • 42-Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland has 42 illustrations.

  • 42-Major League Baseball has so far retired only one number across the entire league, 42 worn by Jackie Robinson.

  • 42-Toy Story character Buzz Lightyear’s spaceship is named 42.