Welcome to 10/10/10

It's lucky, the key to life, or maybe just crappy lottery numbers everyone else is playing
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Suggested by thefadd
Posted Oct 10, 2010 8:57 AM CDT
Updated Oct 10, 2010 10:10 AM CDT
Newlyweds outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The 280 couples tied the knot on 10.10.10. Ten in Chinese culture means perfect on all sides.   (AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin)
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(Newser) – So it's October 10, 2010, aka 10/10/10, and what's the big deal about it? Wedding bells are ringing more than usual, reports LiveScience, as couples hop on the novelty wagon today. And much like with 09/09/09 and 08/08/08, the Chinese regard today as an especially auspicious day—perhaps moreso because the number 10 represents a state of completion or perfection.

And over at Gather.com, Nick Falana notes the binary implications of the day: " 101010 (base two (binary)) equals 42 (base ten). And, as we all know, 42 is the answer to life, the universe, and everything as asserted by Douglas Adams in the book Life, The Universe, And Everything. So TODAY = 10/10/10 = 42 = THE ANSWER to life, the universe, and everything." Whew. Who knew?

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