Of course, I am aware that most people read this backwards (i.e. this is the most recent posting and appears at the top of the page, but refers to the previous item, which is BELOW this)
The other great number is 23. If you have never heard of this, then have a look at DisInfo. It's quite an old-established number enigma, or is it just a mind-virus or meme? Certainly 42 seems more suited to clean-living, jolly H2G2 fans, but 23 lurks around the odder types like fans of Burroughs, Anton Wilson, Crowley, Genesis P.Orridge, etc.
My partner thinks you just notice it because you focus on it, and ignore the others - which is true to some extent. But she is just restating the secret addendum to the Law of Fives (everything is related to the number five....given sufficient ingenuity on the part of the investigator)
The Law of Fives
The Law of Fives is summarized on page 00023 of the Principia Discordia:
The Law of Fives states simply that: ALL THINGS HAPPEN IN FIVES, OR ARE DIVISIBLE BY OR ARE MULTIPLES OF FIVE, OR ARE SOMEHOW DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY APPROPRIATE TO 5.
The Law of Fives is never wrong.
In the Erisian Archives is an old memo from Omar to Mal-2: "I find the Law of Fives to be more and more manifest the harder I look."
As a relatively unesoteric example of this Law in action, a Discordian would consider it significant that the Law of Fives is described on page 23, because 2+3=5.