17 Number Facts about 2017 in 2:17

17 Number Facts about 2017 in 2:17

January 31, 2020 100 By Kailee Schamberger


Here are 17 number facts about 2017 in 2 minutes and 17 seconds. If you want to keep track of the time there’s a little unintrusive timer in the corner there. So, 2017 is a prime number, it’s the first year since 2011 to be prime. It won’t be prime again until 2027. It has a digit sum of 10. In English, it contains 11 distinct letters. If you’re wondering, I have an info box here. In English, it contains no letters in common with the phrase “prickly fig”. Which won’t happen again until the year 7000. Which doesn’t necessarily make it an exciting fact. In fact, I’ve got an excite– I’ve got an exite-o-meter so you know how excited you should be. So when I tell you that it’s the sum of two squares, you know that an elevated level of excitement is appropriate. Although, all primes which are one more than a multiple of four can be written as a sum of two squares. It’s also a prime one more than a multiple of eight. It’s a prime one more than a multiple of sixteen And both of these years, and 2017 are all primes one more than a multiple of 32. If you write it down and pretend it’s in base 8, “2-0-1-7” is still a prime number. It’s a prime which is a square number plus a fourth power. It’s a prime year wich I turn a prime age. Although, to be honest even though I am severely excited, everyone else, less so. In terms of being a prime, if you halve it and round it up to the next whole number, it’s still prime. So that is double prime in my books. And it’s the beginning of a 10 year prime drought. Although back in the 14th century we had a record 33 years with no primes. And in the 70s we got through 22 years with no prime, so we’d be okay. But just in case, I have some non-prime facts as well. It is the smallest number to be a palindrome in the consecutive bases 31, it’s a prime in base 31, and in base 32. There you go, 2017 is also which is not 2016, provided without comment. And finally, fact number 17, it is the number of permutations of 8– What a ticker! It’s the number of permutations of 8 objects and the first three objects are not in their original order. There you are 17 facts in time, if you have anymore send them in, and to everyone out there, I wish you a very happy New Year.