Begin with the number 1 and then double it
...double it again...and again...and again...
The results will look like this
1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64...
To get up to 64 is not too difficult a task
for most humans.
A computer at
the University of Central Missouri
(Machine #5 in Room 143)
repeated this doubling process
more than seventy four million times
and then–for good measure–subtracted 1
The result is the 15th GIMP
And Curtis Cooper discovered
THE NEW LARGEST PRIME NUMBER
is how many digits are in this
REALLY, REALLY LONG
|New York Times|