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by JavieR / January 15, 2008 / 16:18
 Futurama Movie Bender's Big Score Tattoo Binary Code THIS WAS A GUESS I MADE THAT IS KINDA GIBBERISH, FOR MORE REAL ANSWERS, VISIT THE PEEL THREAD

Ok, I was bored today, so I was reading about the binary number of Bender's Tattoo... I was adding and subtracting numbers randomly. Then, I decided to work with the whole number:
001100010010100001011110101101110011

Later, I decided to do this:
001100010010100001011110101101110011
+
110011101101011110100001010010001100 (code backwards)
====================================
111111111111111111111111111111111111


Adding those 2 numbers in binary is easy :P. Now, when you transform the binary answer to a decimal number, you'll get this one:
68719476735

I googled that number and I found this thread of the Unfiction forum, where they talk about a problem called the "Tower of Cubes" , that it says:

Perplex City is home to many strange groups and organizations; perhaps none stranger than the Brotherhood of the Six, who revere and venerate the Cube. In the centre of their temple, in the heart of the old city, is a structure they call the " Tower of Cubes". It consists of 3 poles and 36 cubes of diminishing size, each with a hole through the centre.

At the beginning of time, so it is said, all the cubes were arranged in perfect order on the first, black pole. It is the duty of the Brotherhood to transfer all the cubes so that they sit, in perfect order, on the final, white pole. Various rules govern this holy activity. A larger cube can never sit on top of a smaller one, and only one cube may be transferred at one time; it is not permitted to hold a cube in one's hand, or to place it anywhere other than one of the poles.

According to ancient prophecy, when the cubes are all arranged on the white pole, the universe will be aligned in perfect harmony and there will be an end to all sorrow and grief. If one cube is transferred every minute, how long will it take for this blissful state of affairs to come to pass?


The same description can be found here: http://perplexcitycardcatalog.com/1/217/. Also, the answer is in the above forum, but to be honest, I don't understand it... only that they used recursive programming.

68,719,476,735 is according to the solution in the forum, the number of minutes of moves needed to solve the problem... that means, the number of moves to the end to all sorrow and grief.

I found all this by coincidence, but also think is interesting... of course that the phrase "end to all sorrow and grief" is the opposite to what happens with the Universe at the end of Bender's Big Score, but what about if it has something to do with the next movie, The Beast With A Billion Backs.

Well, that's my crazy guess... maybe is just a coincidence like I said... but someone with more Mathematical knowledge could analyze this... if you want to, you can contact me or go to this thread at PEEL to corroborate or deny any relation with the answer I found by luck I guess... so what I'm saying is that I don't know if this is actually an accurate explanation of the binary code.
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