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Phobos (fear) is one of Ares' (god of war) two dogs. The other is Deimos (panic).

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A prime number has no factors other than itself and 1.

The largest prime number discovered so far is a prime number in the Mersenne sequence.

M82589933 = 2^82589933 - 1.

This number has 24,862,048 digits.

A Mersenne prime number is a prime number of the form 2^p - 1, where p itself is a prime number. The first few Mersenne primes are:

1: M2 = 2^2 - 1 - 3
2: M3 = 2^3 - 1 = 7
3: M5: = 2^5 - 1 = 31
4: M7 = 2^7 - 1 = 117.
5: M13 = 2^13 - 1 = 8191

Note that 2^11 -1 = 2047 is not a prime number: 2047 = 23*89.

AARGH!! I just noticed a typo in that post!

2^7 - 1 = 127

In the HBO series Watchmen (2019), based on the classic 1987 graphic novel of the same name written by Alan Moore, the costumed hero and police detective Wade Tillman / Looking Glass is portrayed as a native of the series's primary setting of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Tim Blake Nelson (b. 1964), the actor who portrays Looking Glass, was born and raised in Tulsa.

After earning a bachelor's degree in classical studies from Brown University, Tim Blake Nelson graduated from the Juilliard School in 1990 as a member of Group 19 alongside Laura Linney (The Truman Show), Jeanne Tripplehorn (Waterworld), and Jake Weber (Dawn of the Dead (2004 remake)).

The letter "G" was added to the Latin alphabet around the year 230 B.C.E. by Spurius Carvilius Ruga, a teacher and freed slave. Previously, the letter "C" had been used to represent both the /g/ (voiced) and /k/ (unvoiced) sounds. Spurius Carvilius Ruga added a stroke to the letter "C" to create "G" to represent the /g/ sound.

After resigning as consul of Rome in 45 BC, Caius Julius Caesar appointed two replacements for the "elections" of that year. When one of the two consuls, Quintus Fabius Maximus, died on 31 December, an impatient Caesar appointed his legate, Caius Caninius Rebilus, as replacement consul for the rest of the day.

Caesar's political opponent Marcus Tullius Cicero was not amused by this, sarcastically remarking that "in the consulship of Caninius, no one ate lunch. However, nothing bad occurred when he was consul, for his vigilance was so incredible that throughout his entire consulship, he never went to sleep."

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The 2007 Ig Nobel Prize in Aviation went to Patricia V. Agostino, Santiago A. Plano, and Diego A. Golombek of Universidad Nacional de Quilmes, Argentina, for their discovery that Viagra helps treat jet lag recovery in hamsters.

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And thousands of transcontinental-traveling hamsters really appreciate it.

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