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GIMPS has discovered a new largest known prime number: 282589933-1 (24,862,048 digits)

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Kari Phillips ©2003
+ In Jules Verne's novel "Around the World in Eighty Days," character Phileas Fogg actually succeeds his world tour trip in 79 days and wins his bet. [Beedassy]

+ The number of letters in the oft-cited rhetorical remark of Fields medalist Enrico Bombieri: "The failure of the Riemann hypothesis would create havoc in the distribution of prime numbers." [Beedassy]

+ The smallest emirp equidistant between two consecutive Mersenne primes (31, 127). [Beedassy]

(There is one curio for this number that has not yet been approved by an editor.)




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