Laura Erickson's For the Birds

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Countdown to 11/11: 7 days to go!

Top 11 reasons to look forward to turning 59 years old:

Number 7: I'll be in my prime. And 59 isn't just any prime number. With 61, it's a twin prime. It's also an irregular prime, a safe prime, and (in the mathematical branch of moonshine theory) a supersingular prime. It's also an Eisenstein prime and a Pillai prime. It's also a highly cototient number.

Yep--not only will I be in my prime the whole year I'm 59. I'll also be having a year of sublime numerical geekiness.