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

+ The MULTIPLE PRECISION JavaScript Calculator was created by Patrick De Geest of Belgium in 1997. Its construction was stopped due to the discovery of UBASIC.

+ phi(1997) = 1!2 + 9!2 + 9!2 + 7!2. Note that the prime 1997 is the only number greater than one with this property. [Firoozbakht]

+ Prime numbers and Cartesian coordinates play a key role in the 1997 movie Cube.

+ The Internet's first general-purpose distributed computing project (www.distributed.net) was founded in 1997. Among its first projects was cracking RSA and DES encryption keys.

+ The first airplane to fly for Amazon Prime Air has registration N1997A. [Ace]

+ 1997: (1997, 2003) is the only non-titanic sexy pair of primes of form 2*10^p-p and 2*10^p+p, where p is a prime (p=3). [Loungrides]

+ Bourland and Johnston edited a book in 1997 called, "E-Prime III: a third anthology."

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




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