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Unique Properties of 13

  • 13 is widely known as the unlucky number (it also happens to be a Lucky number)
  • 13 is the smallest prime which is not a minimal prime
  • Three planes can cut a donut (solid torus) into a maximum of 13 parts
  • 13 is the smallest prime which can be represented as sum of two primes (i.e., 2 + 11) as well as sum of two composite numbers (i.e., 9 + 4)
  • 13 is the smallest emirp
  • 13 is the smallest prime whose sum of digits is square
  • 13 is the number of Archimedian solids
  • 13 = ELEVEN PLUS TWO = TWELVE PLUS ONE. These two famous expressions are not only accurate mathematically, but also are anagrams of each other containing 13 letters!
  • Unreasoned fear of the number 13 is termed triskaidekaphobia
  • 13 is the number of times in one century when the date in the format month day and the last two digits of the year can be written with the same digit
  • 13 is the number of intersections of diagonals inside a regular hexagon
  • 13 is the smallest prime p such that its cube contains the next prime after p as a substring

Rare Properties of 13


Common Properties of 13