Thursday, January 05, 2006

BREAKING NEWS: Big Number Found!

After years of hard work, a team of Missouri mathematicians has discovered the world's largest prime number. [Thank god!] "We're super excited," said the team leader. "We've been looking for such a number for a long time." [Yep. And now they can focus on moving out of their mom's house and finding girlfriends ...]

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3 comments:

<---- nate said...

and what the hell would they really use that for??

Sassy said...

I have no idea. What intrigues me is I didn't realize the number needed to be discovered.... Like, couldn't they have just added 1 to the biggest number we knew of so far?

Sassy said...

By the way - the number is apparently 9.1 million digits long and equals 2 to the 30,402,457th power minus 1. The Cap'n and I have an idea: how 'bout we take 2 to the 30,402,457th power and add 3 to it... Take that you math geniuses! And we didn't even have to program 700 computers to come up with it! Ok, we're going back to drinking now ...