## Largest Prime Number Found, with 17,425,170 Digits!

Feb 08 2013

Just a couple of weeks ago, a new prime number was found by computers: this is 257,885,161 – 1, a number with more than 17 million digits. Wow! Known as a Mersenne prime, which is a prime number of the [… more]

## Golden Moment of 2012 -- Did You Catch It?

Dec 21 2012

Did you miss the golden moment of the year? For most parts of the world, it’s come and gone; but if you are in the west coast of USA, that time is fast approaching… If you have read my previous [… more]

## Wont To Want To Want Too -- Special Moments Are Here Again...

Dec 12 2012

Did you see this on your digital clock about an hour ago? The time 12:12:12 has come and gone on this special day 12/12/12 that is today. Another rare moment, much like the one on 11/11/11 at 11:11:11, which we [… more]

## Punny, or What? A Reprise

Jun 08 2012

Words can sometimes show a “connection” across different languages. Here are a few of these which I made up — they should delight if you enjoy playing with words and a pinch of WittyCulus pun. Do you know the Malay [… more]

## It's 20:12 -- New Year Came Early?

Dec 31 2011

It’s 20:12 now and I want to be first to wish readers and everyone a Happy New Year ðŸ™‚ What, you say it is not time yet? Whoever is thinking you gotta wait for the countdown to midnight or sing [… more]

## I Want, I Won, I'm #1 -- It's Time to Dream Big...

Nov 11 2011

As this post goes online, the local time is exactly 11:11:11 on this special day 11/11/11. This is a rare moment — while this string of identical digits flash by you, dream of things that you really want to do, [… more]

## The Beauty of Perfect Numbers

Jun 09 2011

Have you heard of perfect numbers? Six is the first perfect number. It is regarded as “perfect” because it is equal to the sum of its proper divisors (or aliquot sum); these divisors include 1 but exclude the number itself. [… more]

## Visualizing Maths, the Pythagorean Way

Jun 03 2011

Chapter 2 of “The Pythagorean Theorem â€” A 4000 Year History” tells us that Pythagoras founded a school when he settled in Greek around 530 BCE. His students — the Pythagoreans — studied mainly philosophy, mathematics and astronomy. The Pythagoreans [… more]

## Pythagorean Triples -- Simple Yet Fascinating

May 25 2011

Many of us would have learned about the Pythagoras’ Theorem during Maths class in our secondary school days. Yup, it’s that famous a2 + b2 = c2 equation that relates to the sides of a right-angled triangle. The diagram on [… more]

## What is 1 + 1, Really?

May 12 2011

Ask any child what “1 + 1” is, and without hesitation you’d get the answer “2”. Likewise, an adult will most definitely respond with the same. But if you think deeper, there are other answers that would be correct as [… more]