15 Believe-It-Or-Not Headlines From Around The Globe
I have a very dear friend named John. He's an excellent cook; he knows everything there is to know about wine, beer and mixed drinks; but the most amazing thing he knows is the meaning of life, the universe, and everything. He can quote from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, and even knows how to say it in Esperanto (he learned this by asking a woman in a bar). But John is also very wise. When he comes to my place for dinner we sit around drinking wine, and I'll try to explain something that has bothered me for some time, or ask his advice about a decision I've made—and John will just listen, nod, and tell me what I should do.
Sometimes, I ask him to tell me the meaning of life, the universe, and everything again. It's in an indecipherable alien language but, by amazing coincidence, it sounds exactly like a list of fifteen facts in English. It goes: