Many of you realize that today is October 10, 2010. For some of you, that means today is 10-10-10. If you remove the dashes, you get 101010, which is a binary number: 42.

Some of you are aware that in Douglas Adams Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, the answer to the great question of life, the universe and everything is 42. In my mind, that makes today a pretty meaningful day. Here are some other reasons I found that explain why 42 is an important number:

The Torah is written in columns that each contain exactly 42 lines.

It the Book of The Revelation of St. John the Divine, it says that the beast will reign for 42 months (Rev.13:5).

There are 42 generations mentioned in scripture from Adam to Jesus.

The only number retired by ALL major league franchises was Jackie┬áRobinson’s 42.

There are exactly 42 cookies in a one pound bag of Oreos.

Elvis Aron Presley died at age 42.

And now you know that some shit’s gonna go down today! Don’t say we didn’t warn you.

Here’s the Wiki article about 42.