Euler is credited for finding 594 + 1584 = 1334 + 1344.
The smallest prime in the Pythagorean triangles (59, 1740, 1741) and (61, 1860, 1861), where each right triangle has two prime sides and the smallest pair of primes (59 and 61) are twin primes. [Hess and Palos]
59! - 58! + 57! - 56! + 55! - 54! + ... + 1! is prime. [Keller]
The least irregular prime of the form 4n + 3.
Only 59% of the Moon's surface is directly visible from the Earth. [McWhirter]
The first 59 digits of 5857 form a prime. [Kulsha]
Up to 59 moves are required in Rook and Bishop versus Rook endgame positions that have a forced win. [Speelman]
The largest recorded wave in the Atlantic was 59 feet. [Numberland]
Annika Sorenstam was the first woman golfer to shoot 59 in LPGA competition. [Sturgill]
17 + 19 + 23 = 59. [La Haye]
59 divides 616161... 61 (repeated 29*n times, n integer), but 61 divides 595959... 59 (repeated 30*n times, n integer). Note that 29 and 30 are consecutive numbers and also that 59 and 61 are consecutive primes. [Capelle]
The Whale Shark holds the title of largest known fish, with the record being a 59-footer captured off the coast of Thailand.
59^12 reversed is a prime with prime digital sum. [Patterson]
The digits 1 through 59 in the Babylonian sexagesimal numeral system were not distinct symbols. [Heeren]
Thomas Alva Edison's first Electric Power Plant in New York City supplied 59 customers within a one square mile area. [McAlee]
59 is the smallest number which when divided by 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6, leaves remainders of 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5, respectively. [Astle]
59 is the smallest odd prime p such that prime(p) divides 2*3*5*7*11*...*p + 1. [McAlee]
59 inches equals 1 yard, 1 foot, and 11 inches. [McAlee]
The sum of the reversals of the first two-digit primes up to 59 is the beast number (666). [Silva]
Euler found 59 pairs of amicable numbers.
The number of times the minute and second hands on a clock are aligned in one hour. [Fellows]
(5959 + 259)/(59 + 2) is prime. [Poo Sung]
59 = 5*9 + (5*9). It is probably the only multidigit number with this property. [Firoozbakht]
e^(*sqrt(59)) is a near-integer. Note that it is approximately one tenth of the total number of stars in our galaxy. [Jevtic]
Choose two 2-digit numbers of the form n and n+4 from different decades (for our purpose two 2-digit numbers are from different decades if their leftmost digits are not equal). Now reverse the digits of these two numbers and subtract the smaller from the larger. The result is always 59. Examples: 29 and 33 becomes 92 - 33 = 59, 57 and 61 becomes 75 - 16 = 59. [Green]
The smallest prime p such that (p, p + 2) and ((p), (p) + 2) both form twin prime pairs. [Beedassy]
"The Black '59" is a short story written by Bill Mumy (known primarily as Will Robinson in the 1960's CBS sci-fi television series Lost in Space).
59 is the smallest prime you can express by using the digits 123456789 in order, and the operators + and * between any digits. For example, 1*2*3*4+5+6+7+8+9 = 59. Can you find another way to express it with the same rules? [Ward]
Minimal number of reciprocals of primes required for their sum to exceed 2. [Schiffman]
59 (FIFTY NINE) is the only prime number whose name has three letters of the alphabet (E,T,Y) appearing once and three other letters (F,I,N) appearing twice. [Keith]
The number of terms involved in the expression for the discriminant Δ of a general quintic (degree five) polynomial. [Beedassy]
Marin Mersenne lived to be 59.
2^59*(59!)-1 is the largest "almost evenian prime" less than a googol. ("An almost evenian number" is a number that can be represented as the product of first n positive even numbers minus 1 and is given by the form 2^n*n!-1, where n is the number of even numbers), (see PC97). [Loungrides]
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