## 1 – 2 – 2017 By The Numbers

Ah! The new year: 2017!

Did you know:

That 2017 is an odd number?

That 2017 is a Prime number? You betcha!

That – specifically – 2017 is the 306th Prime – directly following 2013 ? I recall that 2013 sucked a bit, so …

That 2017 has a representation as a sum of 2 squares: 2017 = 9^2 + 44^2 ?

That 2017 is the hypotenuse of a primitive Pythagorean triple: 2017^2 = 792^2 + 1855^2 ?

That 2017 has the representation 2017 = 2^11 – 31?

That 2017 divides 79^7 – 1 ? The result is: 9521025774. This is a number that has absolutely NO significance whatsoever

in the entirety of Mathematics or in ANY field of human endeavor. A number that – until just now – no human in history had ever paid the slightest attention to – or had even written down on paper as I have today.

That Hillary Clinton will never be POTUS?

This is a special moment.

**Thanks to McGoo

January 2nd, 2017 at 2:52 am

Good gravy!

That number – 9521025774 – is a Russian cellular telephone number!

I wonder what this could mean?