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

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+ The 17th letter of the alphabet, Q, is the only letter that doesn't appear in the name of any U.S. state. [Gaydos]

+ There are 17 happy two-digit numbers. [Gaydos]

+ On a TRS-80 Model 1 floppy disk, the directory was on track 17. [Gaydos]

+ Six times the natural logarithm of 17 is almost 17. [Gaydos]

+ Prime numbers that end with "17" occur more often than any other 2-digit ending among the first 100 million primes. [Gaydos]

(There is one curio for this number that has not yet been approved by an editor.)

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