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In what year did England make it illegal to jail a jury for returning the “wrong” decision? What was Jenny's phone number in Tommy Tutone’s hit song? What is the highest number of votes a candidate received for the U.S. Presidency while incarcerated? The answers are all prime, and in this book.
There are quite a few books of number trivia but none focused on just the primes. There are also many excellent books on the theory of prime numbers, but this one is just for taking pleasure in them.
The heart of this book is a 235-page dictionary of 2151 curios about 1095 different primes, recorded dictionary style as brief entries, with more than 150 tables and figures. Just use the page heading to find your prime, and learn something new!
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