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“Now?”
“No, they just found another Mersenne prime.”
The cosmic janitor muttered as xe repacked the asteroids in xis tool-brane.

The Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search recently discovered the 49th Mersenne Prime, a number over 22 million digits long and divisible only by itself and one. Luke McKinney uses this discovery to prove that maybe we’re saving ourselves from destruction, one equation at a time. That poor cosmic janitor, with a tool-brane many quantum mechanics would envy.

//Luke McKinney @lukemckinney writes all kinds of awesome science stuff at ZERO POINT COMEDY.//

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