I've noticed this happening to my candy amount:

You have 40 candies
You have 41 candies
You have 42 candies \o/
You have 43 candies

Why does that little "happy person" sprite appear when I have 42 candies? I've tried clicking on it, but nothing happens. Does this have any significance in-game? If so, how do you use it, and if not, then why is this happening?


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From the Candy Box 2 Wiki: Easter Eggs

One Easter Egg in the game is that when candy count reaches 42, The Player ("\o/") appears beside the number for a brief period of time. This is a reference to the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, where 42 is the answer to life, the universe and everything.

When you get 1337 candies, the counter says "You have leet candies" in place of the count of candies.

  • Ah, thanks! I was hoping that it was actually a hidden item or something. :) (I will accept this in 3 minutes when I can)
    – Doorknob
    Commented Oct 25, 2013 at 13:00
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    The question for that answer is actually: "What do you get if you multiply six by nine?" So there you go. The true meaning of life. Care for a waffle thin mint, Mr. Creosote?
    – user57112
    Commented Oct 25, 2013 at 13:35
  • @JohnDoeSanta 6*9 = 54 - The question was borked by the arrival of human beings on planet Earth... So we never discover the actual question. Commented Oct 26, 2013 at 2:52

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