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

+ The largest known general prime is 47057 - 3. It was proved prime by Preda Mihailescu in March 1999 using cyclotomy primality proving.

+ In Mark Haddon's 2003 debut novel, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, Christopher John Francis Boone is an autistic teenager who has memorized all the world's countries and their capital cities as well as every prime number up to 7057. [Wichmann]

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