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

+ The only 3-digit number n in which 2n - n is prime. [Wu]

+ In the novel Contact by Carl Sagan, Dr. Arroway asks Mr. Kitz, "You wanted to keep the first 261 prime numbers secret?"

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