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

+ A rare prime of the form 2p + 3, where p is prime. [Luhn]

+ The 32nd prime. Note that 1 + 3 + 1 = 3 + 2.

+ The least integer such that the sum of its digits in every base B = 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 is prime. [Crespi de Valldaura]

+ Locomotive number 131 plunges off the edge of a ravine in the sci-fi movie Back to the Future Part III.

+ The smallest mountain prime. [Pol]

+ The sum of 2 + 3 + 4 + ... + 19 minus the sum of primes less than 19. [Trotter]

+ The minimum prime p such that p + 1 each has exactly 3 distinct prime factors. [Das]

+ Iodine-131 is a radioactive isotope used in thyroid disease diagnosis and therapy. [Barnhart]

+ The 131st Fibonacci number (1066340417491710595814572169) is the smallest Fibonacci prime which contains all the digits from 0 to 9. [Wu]

+ The smallest multidigit palindromic prime that yields another prime by placing a 7 on both sides (as leading and trailing digits). [Russo]

+ The sum of three two-digit primes (31 + 41 + 59) whose concatenation is the decimal expansion of pi. [Silva]

+ (2! + 1) + (3! + 1) + (5! + 1) = 131. This is equivalent to 3 + 7 + 11^2. [La Haye]

+ 131 is the smallest prime number which is sum of primes that begin with the digit 4. Note that 41, 43 and 47 are consecutive primes. [Capelle]

+ The smallest palindromic prime with three primes embedded in it (13, 3 and 31) [Necula]

+ The nematode Caenorhabditis elegans hermaphrodite has exactly 131 cells that are eliminated by programmed cell death (apoptosis). [Haga]

+ The smallest palindromic super-2 number, i.e., an integer n such that 2n^2 contains 2 consecutive 2s in its decimal representation. [De Geest]

+ The sum of the first 131 non-primes is prime. [Patterson]

+ 131 = (1^0+3^0+1^0) + (1^1+3^1+1^1) + (1^2+3^2+1^2) + (1^3+3^3+1^3) + (1^4+3^4+1^4). Note that the summands are all primes. [Silva]

+ 131 and the next prime after it are the first pair of consecutive primes where we can find another pair of consecutive primes by concatenating each term's end digits. [Silva]

+ The smallest prime number appearing after the concatenation of the two preceding prime numbers (113 and 127). [Capelle]

+ The smallest palindromic prime that yields another if the sum of digits of its consecutive digits is sandwiched between each of the corresponding consecutive digits (i.e., 131 becomes 14341). [Silva]

+ A prime Ulam number that is the sum of two consecutive Ulam numbers (62 + 69 = 131). Can you find a greater prime example?

+ The smallest prime that is not a quiteprime. [Beedassy]

+ The largest prime factor of the number of mountain primes (2620 = 2^2 * 5 * 131).

+ The smallest palindromic prime using two distinct digits which when interchanged forms another palindromic prime (313). Note that in both cases a new palindromic prime with a prime number of digits is generated when each digit d is repeated d times: 13331; 3331333. [Beedassy]

+ The smallest prime that remains prime when the end digits (on both sides) are repeated once (i.e., 11311 is also prime).

+ The smallest Honaker prime, i.e., 131 = P32, and 1 + 3 + 1 = 3 + 2. Note that the latter sum of digits corresponds to the smallest prime with prime subscript (3 = P2) added to its very (prime) subscript. [Beedassy]

+ 131 Main is a restaurant chain in North Carolina. We recommend their slow roasted prime rib.

+ 131 families of Coleoptera (beetles) have been described in North America. [Bartlett]

+ The smallest prime formed from overlapping an emirp pair (13 and 31).

+ The smallest concave prime. [Pol]

+ 131 Calendar Club game stores were opened in 1999.

+ A checking method is described to see if 131 is prime at the bottom of "Prime Factors" (a page from a Houghton Mifflin Harcourt website called Education Place).

+ The smallest prime equidistant between two consecutive emirps: 113, 149. [Beedassy]

+ The 1st prime after p(31) is 131. [Silva]

+ The only palindromic prime that is the sum of the reversals of two double-digit primes, i.e., 43 and 79. [Loungrides]

+ The statue of Genghis Khan near Ulan Bator, Mongolia, is 131-foot tall.

+ The smallest 3-digit prime that remains prime when inserting one, two or three zeros between its digits, i.e., 10301, 1003001, 100030001 are primes. The other is 577. [Loungrides]

+ The smallest palindromic prime equal to a prime plus the sum of all previous composite numbers, i.e., 19+18+16+15+14+12+10+9+8+6+4. [Silva]

+ The smallest palindromic prime that is the sum of three consecutive primes (41+43+47). [Silva]

+ The smallest prime of form p*q-(r+s), where p, q, r, s are four consecutive primes, i.e., (13, 11, 7, 5). [Loungrides]

+ The fifth prime whose sum of digits is 5. [Loungrides]

+ In the James Bond movie "A View to a Kill," the check that Zorin writes for S. Sutton (for $5,000,000) is numbered 131.

+ Smallest irregular Sophie-German prime.

+ The smallest palindromic prime with exactly three nonzero digits. [Buddenhagaen]

+ 131 is the smallest pallindromic prime that remains so by inserting the following same digit d six times between its adjacent digits, one at a time, for d = 0, 1, 3, 4, 6, 9 (6 times): 10301 = prime 11311 = prime 13331 = prime 14341 = prime 16361 = prime 19391 = prime. [Rivera]

+ The sum of the first one hundred thirty one 131-digit primes is prime. Can you find a larger example like this? [Gaydos]

+ Not only is 131 the first Honaker prime, but it's also a Sophie Germain prime whose associated safe prime is 263, the second Honaker prime. [Gaydos]

+ The restaurant "131" (www.one-thirtyone.com) is nestled in Hong Kong's Three Fathoms Cove. It is reminiscent of a luxury European country retreat in an atmosphere that is elegant and relaxed.

+ Abbey's Bookshop in Sydney, NSW, Australia, is located at 131 York Street.

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