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GIMPS has discovered a new largest known prime number: 2^{82589933}1 (24,862,048 digits) 227 is the (7^{2})th prime number. Here's a little prime curiosa based on Diophantine equations: 227^{n} + 251^{n} + 257^{n} = 233^{n} + 239^{n} + 263^{n}, n = 1, 2. Note that 227 is least of the 6 distinct primes! [Terry] "227" is an American sitcom starring Marla Gibbs that originally aired from September 1985 to May 1990. [Hultquist] 227 = 2*3*5*7+2+3+5+7 is prime. [Poo Sung] 22/7 is the famous value of correct to two decimal places. The smallest threedigit prime that is changed into a composite number if any digit is deleted. The smallest threedigit prime p such that 2^pp^2 is also prime. [Gallardo] In the novel Life of Pi by Yann Martel, the protagonist (Pi) survives 227 days shipwrecked at sea with a Bengal tiger. 227 is the sum of first composite numbers up to 27. [Silva] The number of composite days in a year. [Gupta] The smallest prime optimal town. [Post] The only 3digit prime whose product of digits is a perfect number. [Loungrides] The Beatles recorded 227 songs that were officially released over the years, not including BBC or live tracks. In Shimizu Takashi 2005 Japanese ghost movie Rinne (Reincarnation), professor Omori Norihisa kills his own daughter in the hotel room number 227. [Olry]
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