Origins of Phrases from test-mode 42
What do the flow cheat phrases mean?
When using the flow cheat, there are some mysterious phrases our avatar says. Ever wonder where they come from? We did and found out. Draw your own conclusions about them! If you want to read more about them, there’s a link to each meaning.
|test-mode 42||test-mode part is currently unknown, however, the number 42 was chosen in lieu of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. In the first novel and radio series, a group of hyper-intelligent pan-dimensional beings demand to learn the Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life from the supercomputer, Deep Thought, specially built for this purpose. It takes Deep Thought 7½ million years to compute and check the answer, which turns out to be 42. Learn more…|
|Beam me up Scotty!||A catch phrase television series Star Trek. It comes from the command Captain Kirk gives his chief engineer, Montgomery “Scotty” Scott, when he needs to teleport back to the ship. Learn more…|
|Why do cows only fly at night?||This comes from a famous nursery rhyme called “Hey Diddle Diddle”
“Hey diddle diddle,
|Life, universe, and everything?||Life, the Universe and Everything (1982) is the third book in the five-volume Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy science fiction series by British writer Douglas Adams. The title refers to the “Answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything”. Learn more…|
|So long and thanks for all the fish!||So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish (1984) is the fourth book of the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series written by Douglas Adams. Its title is the message left by the dolphins when they departed Planet Earth just before it was demolished to make way for a hyperspatial express route, as described in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. The phrase has since been adopted by some science fiction fans as a humorous way to say “goodbye”. Learn more… ~ Click to listen to the song! (it’s funny!)|
|It’s full of stars||The original line “My God, it’s full of stars!” were Dave Bowman’s final words as he entered the monolith in the book version of 2001: A Space Odyssey, in Chapter 39. Learn more…|
|I’m going outside now||Captain Lawrence Edward Grace Oates was an English Antarctic explorer, known for the manner of his death, when he walked from a tent into a blizzard, with the last words “I am just going outside and may be some time”. Learn more…|
|It’s turtles all the way down!||There are many versions of this phrase but the most widely known one appears in Stephen Hawking’s 1988 book A Brief History of Time, which starts:
“A well-known scientist (some say it was Bertrand Russell) once gave a public lecture on astronomy. He described how the earth orbits around the sun and how the sun, in turn, orbits around the center of a vast collection of stars called our galaxy. At the end of the lecture, a little old lady at the back of the room got up and said: “What you have told us is rubbish. The world is really a flat plate supported on the back of a giant tortoise.” The scientist gave a superior smile before replying, “What is the tortoise standing on?” “You’re very clever, young man, very clever”, said the old lady. “But it’s turtles all the way down!” Learn more…
|The moons are circling tonight||Unknown.|
The number 42 and the phrase, “Life, the universe, and everything” have attained cult status on the Internet. “Life, the Universe, and Everything” is a common name for the off-topic section of an Internet forum and the phrase is invoked in similar ways to mean “anything at all”. Many chatbots, when asked about the meaning of life, will answer “42”. Several online calculators are also programmed with the Question. If you type the answer to life, the universe and everything into Google (without quotes or capitalising the small words), the Google Calculator will give you 42. In the online community Second Life, there is a section on a sim called “42nd Life.”