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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 8 Summary

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Chapter 8 Summary

This chapter tells us a little more about the remarkable book called The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy. It has been compiled and recompiled many times over many years under many different editors, with contributions from countless travelers and researchers. We are also told that the Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy says that if you hold a lungful of air you can survive in the total vacuum of space for about thirty seconds, although with "space being the mind-boggling size it is the chances of getting picked up by another ship within those thirty seconds are two to the power of two hundred and seventy-six thousand seven hundred and nine to one against." Coincidentally, we are told, that is the phone number of a place where Arthur once met a very nice girl at a party, although she left with "a gatecrasher...

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