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|When the three mile high illuminated letters spelling out the Sirius Cybernetics Corporation Complaints Department Company Motto ("Share and Enjoy") sunk nearly halfway into the ground on the planet Eadrax, what did the protruding upper halves of the letters appear to spell out in the local language?|
Go stick your head in a pig. They are no longer illuminated, except at times of special celebration.
|What unusual power are Sirius Cybernetics Corporation Happy Vertical People Transporters equipped with?|
They can see into the future. "Not unnaturally, many elevators imbued with intelligence and precognition became terribly frustrated with the mindless business of going up and down...and took to squatting in basements sulking. An impoverished hitchhiker visiting any planets in the Sirius star system these days can pick up easy money working as a couselor for neurotic elevators."
|What was the extrapolative heart of the Total Perspective Vortex?|
A piece of fairy cake. A fairy cake is a British term for a cupcake. When Zaphod Beeblebrox had completed his ordeal in the Vortex, he removed and ate this particular element.
|At Milliway's, why didn't Hotblack Desiato respond when Ford tried to engage him in conversation?|
He was dead.. He was spending a year dead for tax reasons.
|Who made a surprise, last-minute appearance at Milliway's?|
The Great Prophet Zarquon. He was very late, however, and the universe ended before he was able to say anything of note.
|What color are Frogstar Fighters in the real universe?|
Gray. In Zarniwoop's artificial universe, however, they are inexplicably green.
|When he was on Frogstar world B, Zaphod Beeblebrox found a Transtellar Cruise ship that had been keeping its passengers in suspended animation for nine hundred years, while it awaited restocking of a certain type of supplies. What supplies was it waiting for?|
Lemon-soaked paper napkins. Although civilization on Frogstar world B had long since collapsed, the ship's autopilot was firmly convinced that another civilisation would eventually arise, and that that civilization would eventually produce lemon-soaked paper napkins.
|Due to a suspicious freak of temporal relastatics, on the entirety of the planet Ursa Minor Beta it is always Saturday afternoon, just before the beach bars close. |
f. Although this is true for nearly all of Ursa Minor Beta, there are a very few places, including the Lamantine district of Light City, that instead enjoy the cool of a perpetual early Saturday evening.
|When he was brought to Ursa Minor Beta, Zaphod discovered a heavy, metal object in his pocket. What did this object turn out to be?|
The starship Heart of Gold. It had been shrunk down to pocket-size, at an Improbability Level of...oh I don't know, but something very large.
|What was the name of Hotblack Desiato's rock band?|
Disaster Area. It was bigger than the biggest thing ever. Other than Zaphod, of course.
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