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Thursday, September 6, 2012

Pickoverisms...

In his Twitter feed, Clifford Pickover (@Pickover) recently linked to this very good, and visual, presentation of Benford's Law:

tinyurl.com/d445tjw

...and here are a few other miscellaneous Pickover tweets I've jotted down over the last few months:

23 is the only prime number p such that p! is p digits long.

Aside from 17, humans will never find a prime that is the average of two consecutive Fibonacci numbers.

 19 is the only known prime of the form n^n - 8. The next prime of this form (if it exists) must be more than 34,000 digits.

Prince Rupert's cube and 1.06066 at Wikipedia: tinyurl.com/8vjep4k

Answer this question with "yes" or "no". Will your next word be "no"?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the link. I'm the author of the Benford's Law article! (It's amazing what Google Analytics tells you about the source of traffic for your website!)

If your readers liked the article, they then might like to view other blog postings on http://www.datagenetics.com/blog.html where I post many math related articles.

/\/ick