June 28th as Tau Day (pi x 2) is only part of the story of today's date. The digits in 6/28 (or 28/6, if you will, mate) are made up of two perfect numbers. A perfect number is a number that is the sum of its factors besides itself, and 6 (1+2+3) and 28 (1+2+4+7+14) are the first two perfect numbers.

Today is also my twin brothers' birthday. This morning, I also found out that my mom

The next two perfect numbers are 496 and 8,128.

The relationship between Mersenne prime numbers and perfect numbers is seen below:

A Mersenne prime is a prime number that is one less than a power of two. That is, it is a prime number that can be written in the form Mersenne number = 2n − 1 for some integer n. They are named after Marin Mersenne, a Frenchman who studied them in the early 17th century. The first four Mersenne primes are 3, 7, 31, and 127 (although some of Mersenne's primes were proven later to be incorrect).

As of May 2017, the largest known prime number is 274,207,281 − 1, a number with 22,338,618 digits. It was found in 2016 by the Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search (GIMPS-ha!).

Primes, GIMPS, perfection, oh my!

Happy Birthday and have a luminescent trip around the sun, bros. Hope you had a parfait day!

Today is also my twin brothers' birthday. This morning, I also found out that my mom

*picked*today, the*perfect*day, for inducing their birth! (It is also her best friend's birthday.)The relationship between Mersenne prime numbers and perfect numbers is seen below:

A Mersenne prime is a prime number that is one less than a power of two. That is, it is a prime number that can be written in the form Mersenne number = 2n − 1 for some integer n. They are named after Marin Mersenne, a Frenchman who studied them in the early 17th century. The first four Mersenne primes are 3, 7, 31, and 127 (although some of Mersenne's primes were proven later to be incorrect).

As of May 2017, the largest known prime number is 274,207,281 − 1, a number with 22,338,618 digits. It was found in 2016 by the Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search (GIMPS-ha!).

Primes, GIMPS, perfection, oh my!

Happy Birthday and have a luminescent trip around the sun, bros. Hope you had a parfait day!

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**Hope you've***all*had a perfect day, or at least a few perfect moments,**Steph**

**5000 new neighbors moved into our backyard yesterday!**