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

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Retired Japanese engineer Akira Haraguchi once recited pi to 83431 decimal places from memory, almost doubling the previous record held by another Japanese. He views the memorization of pi as "the religion of the universe." [Haga]


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