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+ 89 is the fifth Fibonacci prime.

+ 89 and 97 are the first pair of consecutive primes differing by 8.

+ The smallest composite-digit prime.

+ 12 * 34567 + 89 is a 9-digital prime expression.

+ The smallest Sophie Germain prime to start a Cunningham chain of length 6 (1st kind): (89, 179, 359, 719, 1439, 2879).

+ Two to the power 89, minus one, was first proved prime by a man whose last name was Powers.

+ 89 = 8 + 92.

+ 89 is the smallest circular-digit prime.

+ Hellin's law states that twins occur once in 89 births, triplets once in 892 births, and quadruplets once in 893 births, and so forth. This approximation came before the advent of fertility methods. [Crown]

+ 22 + 33 + 55 + 77 + 1111 + ... + 8989 is prime. [Crespi de Valldaura]

+ The reciprocal of the Fibonacci prime number 89 starts out 0.011235... (generating the first five Fibonacci numbers). [Hafen]

+ The concatenation of all odd primes starting from 89 and counting in reverse is prime. [Gupta]

+ The two area codes added in the 1999-2000 time period that overlay the 215 area code in Pennsylvania (Philadelphia area) are both multiples of 89: 267 = 3 * 89 and 445 = 5 * 89. [Litman]

+ M89 begins with digits 61 89. Note the greatest integer function of the natural log of M89 is 61. [Luhn]

+ (88*99) is congruent to 8*9 (mod 89). [Luhn]

+ 89 is the largest Fibonacci number occurring in natural floral arrangements as the most common number of petals of the Michaelmas daisy (asteraceae family). [Beedassy]

+ The US Air Force 89th Presidential Airlift Group consists of the President's Air Force One airplanes. [Anon]

+ The smallest multidigit prime p such that the sum of digits raised to the consecutive powers is equal to p itself. [Russo]

+ 89# - 1 is prime. [Dobb]

+ Hugo Steinhaus (1887-1972) proved that if you take any positive integer, find the sum of the squares of its digits, and then repeat; that you will either come to 1 or the cyclic sequence 145, 42, 20, 4, 16, 37, 58, 89.

+ 89 is the prime among two-digit numbers that requires the most reverse-and-adding to become a palindrome.

+ The smallest holey prime.

+ The smallest multidigit prime whose binary (1011001), octal (131) and hexadecimal (59) representations are primes too. [Kik]

+ 89 is the smallest prime (indeed the smallest positive integer) whose square (7921) and cube (704969) are likewise prime upon reversal. [Trotter]

+ The longest verse in the KJV Bible is Esther 8:9 with 89 plus one words.

+ The Queenland Legislative Assembly consists of 89 Members.

+ The height of the pedistal under the Statue of Liberty is 89'. [Patterson]

+ 89 is the larger prime factor of 2^11-1, the smallest composite Mersenne number with prime exponent. [Terr]

+ The smallest prime for which the sum of all odd primes less than or equal to it is a square. [Astle]

+ 89 is the smallest prime that is changed into a composite number if any digit is deleted. [Astle]

+ 89 = 8*9 + 8+9. [Losnak]

+ 89 is the smallest number whose binary and octal representations are all different and all prime if read in decimal. I.e., 1011001 and 131 are all prime. Besides, 89 itself and the hexadecimal representation 59 are also prime. [Poo Sung]

+ The smallest prime formed by the concatenation of consecutive perfect powers in ascending order. [Silva]

+ Choose two 2-digit numbers of the form n = a multiple of ten and n - 1. Now reverse the digits of these two numbers and subtract the smaller from the larger. The result is always 89. For example: 29 and 30 gives 92 - 3 = 89, 89 and 90 gives 98 - 9 = 89. [Green]

+ 89 = 9+8+7+6+5+4+3+2+1+2+3+4+5+6+7+8+9. [Silva]

+ 89 is the atomic number of Actinium, the first in the list of chemical elements alphabetically ordered. Note the appropriate use of the phrase "atomic number" which literally means "number that cannot be split." [Beedassy]

+ The only two-digit prime p such that 2^p + p is prime. [Silva]

+ The only prime formed from unrepeated composite digits. [Silva]

+ 89 = prime(phi(8)*phi(9)) = prime(phi(sigma(89))), so phi(sigma(89)) = phi(8)*phi(9). [Firoozbakht]

+ The largest positive integer that cannot be expressed as the sum of four pentagonal numbers. Its rightmost digit is the smallest positive integer with this property. [Capelle]

+ Richard Hodson, of Queen Mary's Grammar School, Walsall, could do a Rubik's Cube one-handed in 89 seconds. [Davies]

+ The 5th Fibonacci prime can be expressed by the first 5 integers raised to the first 5 Fibonacci numbers: 1^1 + 2^5 + 3^3 + 4^1 + 5^2. [Silva]

+ 289-1 = 618970019642690137449562111 is the smallest pandigital Mersenne prime. [Poo Sung]

+ Is 89 a prime number?

+ The largest known prime p with the property that when writing down all the natural numbers from 0 to p one uses the same number of even and odd digits. [Capelle]

+ Miss Berry, helped by Sandy her chatterbox neighbour, rescue and care for eighty-nine felines in the novel "The 89th Kitten" by Eleanor Nilsson.

+ 89 is a common octane rating for gasoline in the United States. [Green]

+ The smallest prime p such that the number "pp" has a square of the form "XXYY": 89892 = 80802121. [Beedassy]

+ Y-89 is the only naturally occurring stable isotope of Yttrium. [Homewood]

+ The women's basketball team at the University of Connecticut won its 89th straight game, setting a Division I record for consecutive victories. With this win, UConn surpassed the 1971-74 UCLA men's program, which had won 88 straight. [Post]

+ The smallest prime that can be written as a sum of two powers in four ways. [Loungrides]

+ There are exactly one thousand prime numbers between one and 89 squared. [Croft]

+ 89 is the smallest prime that is a different number when turned upside down (in this case 68), which is the sum of the first n strobogrammatic numbers, i.e., 0+1+8+11+69 = 89. Does there exist a strobogrammatic number that is the sum of the first n strobogrammatic numbers?

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