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Sweeter Than Pi

Category:Riddle
Submitted By:DaBomma
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I extend my thumb to the galaxy,
As should you, I must say,
If you've read the compendium,
This will surely make your day,

Alas, if you have not,
This conundrum will prove hard,
For it requires thought,
And some guidance from a bard,

It is not a simple utterance,
The answer that you seek,
It has much more meaning than that,
It brings joy to the meek,

Have you ever wondered,
The answer to it all,
The answer to a riddle,
No matter how big or small,

It is greater and sweeter,
Than the thing that you call Pi,
It has a greater value,
Than what meets the eye,

Sadly, it is less than,
The lines (and spaces) of this rhyme,
For all of it explained,
Takes much of your time,

Now I will explain,
For those who are still stuck,
The answer is a number,
Still greater than bad luck,

The second is minute,
Compared to the first,
Like a simple element that,
Has completed half-life on this earth,

Now, I am finished,
Given enough hints to you,
And with one final line,
At last, I am through.

Answer:

42.

The book to read is 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy'.

The book states that 42 is the answer to all questions and is the meaning of life; essentially.

I state that it is greater and sweeter than Pi, referring to the numerical pi (3.141592...) is smaller than the number 42.

I also state that it is less than 44 (The number of lines in the poem)

2 is smaller than 4, and also is similar to an element that has completed a stage in it's half-life. As in, 4, 2, 1, .5...

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