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I Am Fascinated By Prime Numbers

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    I Think That I Must Have Lost Some IQ Points!

    When I was a kid in both Junior-High and High School, I was tested, and my IQ scores were 165 and 185. I could figure out puzzles and riddles, decipher codes, analyze situations, size up people, and do a plethora of 'brainy' other stuff way back when. Later, I gave birth to 5...
    fishsweeper fishsweeper 51-55, F 5 Responses Apr 29, 2012

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    Does 1910194 Mean Anything To You?

    It appears in the book Japa Yoga by Svami Sivananda and I always wondered what its significance is - the book's context isn't explicit. It would have been cooler if it were 1910191. Neither of these 2 are prime numbers, however. FYI the next smaller number which is prime is...
    freeed freeed 61-65, M Apr 16, 2011

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    Ahhh The Number 13, It Always Fascinates Me..

    I love the number 13 as much as people hate it, along with the number 17, wherever i go i use the number 13 in whatever thing i do!!
    brokenwings13 brokenwings13 22-25, M Apr 25, 2011

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    Anyone Else Solve That Google Riddle To Find The First 10 Digit Prime In E?

    If so, how? I hacked my way through it using microsoft excel (cause I'm not a coder) took a few hours but very fun! http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=3916173
    dlmolicares dlmolicares 36-40 2 Responses May 4, 2012

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    Why I Love Prime Numbers

    I didn’t always like prime numbers. For Pete’s sake, dividing by 2 is always easier… and 10 is a fabulous number if you’re doing any arithmetical work. I discovered the beauty of prime numbers totally by accident. I inadvertently set a timer for 59 minutes. It just...
    fishsweeper fishsweeper 51-55, F 4 Responses Aug 24, 2012

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    Prime Numbers

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    WilliamC WilliamC 61-65, M 3 Responses Jan 2, 2012

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    73, The Best Number

    My guess is that this has already been posted, but it is a tribute to New Chrissy, nevertheless73 is the best number because:It is the 21st prime number;Its product is 21 (7X3=21);37 is its inverse, which is the 12 prime number12 is the inverse of 21.Dr. Sheldon CooperThis is the...
    Ramrodd Ramrodd 61-65, M Jan 8, 2013

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    I almost became a computer criminal at 17 years

    old because of a fascination with prime numbers. I had just read Rivest Shamir and Adlemans article in the 1979 issue of Scientic American on Nondeterministic Polynomail Time Problems. In it they detail the workings of public key cryptosystems, that are used in your browser...
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    Right Trunctable Primes

    These are strange primes in that, if you successively remove the right-most digit another prime results, BUT even stranger is that if you coninue to do this, every "new [smaller]" number will also be prime. Here's an example: 3797  379   37    3...
    freeed freeed 61-65, M 6 Responses Apr 18, 2010

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    The Only 'even' Number That I Like Is 2

    I don't know how I got into the 'prime number thing', but now, when I set my microwave oven or dryer for time, it has to be a prime number. I'm not totally obsessed with prime numbers...they can just be odd numbers; but even number drive me nuts... with the exception of 2, which...
    fishsweeper fishsweeper 51-55, F Apr 23, 2012

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    Left Trunctable Primes

    As a counterpoint to my story "Right Trunctable Primes", the curious will be satisfied to know there ARE Left Trunctable Primes as well, which are prime numbers that remain prime when the leading digit is removed successively. Here are some: 2, 3, 5, 7, 13, 17, 23, 37, 43, 47, 53...
    freeed freeed 61-65, M 2 Responses Jan 4, 2012

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    I AM 177

    I happened on this group by 'accident' (although, in reality, there are really no accidents). Anyway, if I am permitted to join, that would make me no. 177 (another prime number). I am also writing this on Saturday, the seventh day of the week (yet another prime).
    leprechaunz leprechaunz 56-60, M Sep 20, 2013

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    Is 2,904,897 A Prime Number?

    This little trick may win a bar bet someday and it's inexplicable on the surface, so is cool just for that. Well, it's not EVEN, so isn't a multiple of 2, doesn't end in 5, so isn't divisible by 5, but that leaves a lot of ground. In case you forgot, you only have to divide a...
    freeed freeed 61-65, M 10 Responses May 26, 2010

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    Is 59595 A Prime Number?

    No, silly, any number ending in 5 is divisible by 5. Why did this number come up? It's how many EP points I reached as of today and I've always thought "symmetrical numbers" are cool. BTW, is the number of EP points YOU have a prime number?
    freeed freeed 61-65, M Apr 16, 2011

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    I don't think it ever really means anything when people keep seeing the same numbers. But I can't speak for everyone. I know for me the numbers I've seen a lot have all held...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F Jun 26

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    Really, what's not to be fascinated with.  Most recently, I've been thinking about the Björk song whenever I think about this, but really, my fascination goes way...
    LysistratasWeakness2 LysistratasWeakness2 51-55, M Jul 2

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    I've spent much of my time researching the paranormal. Always having been fascinated with ghost stories from around the globe, my personal favorites tend to be stories of the many...
    Rez20 Rez20 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 1

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    The case of the Disappearing StoryI always love it when this happens, you take time to write a thoughtful, thought provoking comment, a series of them; then suddenly the story is...
    tulick tulick 31-35, F Jul 1

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    The strangest thing: I have always been fascinated by human behavior. For that reason I try to watch others whenever I can. We are a strange, strange species and we do strange...
    Lullacus Lullacus 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 11

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    Always have been. Wished I'd done psychology instead of law. But am fascinated about what makes people tick
    watjusthappened watjusthappened 41-45, M 4 Responses Jul 13

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    I'm fascinated by human behavior both psychologically and sociologically. I luckily got to study both in college. I actually really enjoy reading textbooks from these fields in my...
    seriouslysarcastic seriouslysarcastic 18-21, F 7 Responses Jul 13

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    747. I hate that number. I see it all the time and it's haunting me. People say that numbers, notably 11:11 and 666 are easy to find because they stand out, but for me it's...
    Anticloud Anticloud 18-21, M Jun 26

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    Twenty years ago, I was third person thrown into jail cell number "33". I was locked up for 3 years, 3 months, and three days. I constantly see the time as 3:33pm. The address...
    sneezedout333times sneezedout333times 41-45, M Jul 11

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    Isn't it strange that we are all people, not just 'humans'? Each and every one of us is unique and I think that's great! We all have the right to be ourselves and to be accepted in...
    Seblett Seblett 13-15, F 52 mins ago

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    The New Transformer Movie Was Amazing....ooooh Bumble Bee!
    elmeadows elmeadows 31-35, F Jun 30

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    My husband of 20+ years recently asked me which one was the washer and which one was the dryer. I find it fascinating that he has never washed or dried a single garment since we...
    livingasme livingasme 46-50, F 17 Responses Jun 27

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    They are just awesome!!! And pervs. Lol
    matador1983 matador1983 26-30, M 2 Responses Jun 28

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    Dateline : 28th June 1914- Archduke Franz Ferdinand , heir to the Austria-Hungary throne visits Sarajevo the capital of the recently annexed Bosnia-Herzegovina . This was the...
    aspiedavid aspiedavid 31-35, M Jun 28

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    Dont you just love when you break the ice with the message,"Hi there, how are you?" and the reply is you being blocked. Ouch!! Not even a reply first. Thanks Laura36.
    Babejuks Babejuks 41-45, F 6 Responses Jun 28

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    ​Individuality! No 2 people are the same!I like how we are all different and interested in what makes us that way and the reasons for who we are! Finding out whats unique about...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F Jun 29

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    Hey uh I'm not new but this is a popular thread. I was wondering if there were any psychologists or psychiatrists out there who could chat when we can. I'd like to go into the...
    UnderworldNymph UnderworldNymph 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 30

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    This is a fascination coupled with frustration. I am watching a psychic programme on TV and it's obvious these fragile and consequently gullible individuals are being fooled by...
    TrevorThomson TrevorThomson 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 1

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    My two 10 year old nephews, identical twins, had a bit of an argument like any 10 year old boys would over which T-shirt belonged to who since they like wearing the same of...
    Babejuks Babejuks 41-45, F 7 Responses Jul 1

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    http://youtu.be/6qMKdFHzfMA
    The1960texan The1960texan 51-55, M Jul 1

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    Light Rules Over Darkness 4:20am. The whole world is in deep sleep. There's a pin-drop silence everywhere. Darkness seems to have dragged the whole world. There is not a single...
    Skpan80 Skpan80 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 3

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    Human behaviour...contradictory, unpredictable, often illogical, and at the same time much more determined by the media and entertainment industry than we realise.
    gio36 gio36 36-40, M 2 Responses Jul 3

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    So i have this question i cannot find answer to.I am not sure what to look for on google.I will write it here maybe one of you could help. I am curious to know if bipedal walking...
    lady2089 lady2089 22-25, F 6 Responses Jul 3

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    Is there a translation book out there for all the modern message slang used these days?? LMFAO, AFK, WFT, MMO, IDK and hundreds more..... I think in 10 years time, mankind might...
    Babejuks Babejuks 41-45, F 12 Responses Jul 3

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    It's so hard for me to turn off that part of my brain that isn't curious about those around me. I can't help but think of peoples stories when I see them. Why they seem so slow, or...
    sunny3875 sunny3875 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 5

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    Human behavior is incredibly pliable, plastic and so damn interesting! 
    paradox14 paradox14 31-35, M 4 Responses Jul 6

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    If I thought I wouldn't pee my pants... I'd be a storm chaser :)
    changeup007 changeup007 36-40, M Jul 6

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    What's the mentality of a passive aggressive person? What are effective phrases to train him/ her on leaving people alone? How would someone call him out on his behavior...
    AquariusLife AquariusLife 26-30, F Jul 6

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    Which accent do you adore most? I like the Bri-ish.
    Babejuks Babejuks 41-45, F 40 Responses Jul 7

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    Do you ever wonder what people are doing in other cars? It seems so odd that they have a life just as vivid as yours as they leave. So strange when you realize they probably have...
    LunarBeam LunarBeam 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 7

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    My name means victory of the people, so do as I say! Lol jk... 😉
    Cozy01 Cozy01 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    I've always wondered which attachment styles lead to particular personality disorders. Furthermore, which defense mechanisms do they adopt and how do different scenarios affect...
    alkaem alkaem 18-21, M 3 Responses Jul 8

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    Shock The Monkey... Here is an abstract from a recent issue of the journal Science: "In 11 studies, we found that participants typically did not enjoy spending 6 to 15 minutes in...
    sciguy18 sciguy18 51-55, M 5 Responses Jul 9

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    Some people do not like seeing others happy, I mean they'd do anything to change your mood and bring you down.. what do they benefit from that? ... I do not get it. Even there are...
    Starz93 Starz93 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 9

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