World’s smallest prime

While US mathematicians are busy confirming their finding of the largest known prime, over 13m digits in length, I can proudly reveal that I have discovered the world’s smallest prime.

I’ve been working with over 100 other computer owners over the last seven months. Together we’ve whirred through the numbers checking every one, and have discovered the smallest: 2.

Not only is it the smallest known prime, initial tests suggest that there aren’t any smaller to be found.

I’m surprised to discover that the Electronic Frontier Foundation is not offering a prize for our discovery. Bugger.


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