Number 42

Molly is build number 42 from the Bend Oregon Earthcruiser factory. We are delighted to have the 42nd build, as 42 is a very special number in the SciFi community.

42 is the “Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything”

The mice were trying to find the question to the ultimate answer and settled on, “How many roads must a man walk down?” with the answer being 42. The appropriate question for Molly might be, “How many roads must a truck drive down?”

The border between California (registered home) and Oregon (birthplace) is on the 42nd parallel.

“Tough & Together” is 14 characters in 3 groups, and 42 is 3 x 14.

42 can also be thought of as “for two”. As in, Molly is for (4) two (2).

42 is the atomic number of molybdenum.

Anagram of “Meaning of Life” is “Enigma Offline”. Molly is definitively an Offline Enigma.

According to Monty Python, the Meaning of Life is “Well, it’s nothing very special. Uh, try to be nice to people, avoid eating fat, read a good book every now and then, get some walking in, and try to live together in peace and harmony with people of all creeds and nations”.

42 has some special mathematical properties. The sum of its three cubes took over a million hours of computer time to solve, and was the last number in the range of 1 to 100 to be solved.

42 = (-80538738812075974)3 + 804357581458175153 + 126021232973356313 

42 is also a primary pseudo perfect number as it satisfies 1/N + Σ(1/p) = 1, where N is 42 and p are the prime divisors. 42 is also a Harshad number in base 10, where it is divisible by the sum of its digits.

Messier object M42, a diffuse nebula in the constellation Orion, which happens to be in our favourite Northern Hemisphere star constellation.