September 25th, 2011


and Everything!

"74,088?" said Alice. "I was certain you would choose 42*. You always said I should sit still for forty-two seconds, and that the diameter of Mercury is exactlt forty-two feet, and that if you fall down a rabbit hole, it will be exactly forty-two minutes before you reach the other side of the earth."

Christina Bjork & Inga-Karin Eriksson "The other Alice" a pronic number and an abundant number, the second sphenic number, it is also a primary pseudoperfect number, a Catalan number, the reciprocal of the sixth Bernoulli number, the third pentadecagonal number, a meandric number and an open meandric number, a Størmer number, it is the angle in degrees for which a rainbow appears and, of course, the Ultimate Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, The Universe, and Everything

А знакомством с другой Алисой, равно как и нескольким другим новым книжкам, я обязана ЖЖ.

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А также разорившемуся Borders и разорившему его Amazon'у.

Ну, и тематический напиток
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