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The Oxhill News

January 2008

This months News



A Simple Solution

The answer to last month’s Simple Puzzle was, as you all naturally know, 42.

There were 7 Swans A-swimming and 6 Geese A-laying, and multiplying these produces 42.  Similarly 1 Partridge, 2 Doves, 3 French Hens, 4 Colley Birds, 6 Geese, 7 Swans, 9 Ladies and 10 Lords add up to 42 entities.

As Douglas Adams explained in his treatise ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’, 42 is also the answer to that other simple question ‘What is the meaning of life, the universe and everything?’  So that’s all right then.

George Nethercleft

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