is the answer to the question of the universe*.
But MY number is 38. That's how many empty thread spools are in the basket. I didn't start counting until June of 2012, so that isn't even an accurate number. And some of them didn't even start out as a full spool.
I'll do better this year. I promise.
*This is in reference to The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. Funny book.