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# To celebrate gmack's birthday, I thought a mathematical conundrum was in order for him to ponder on the way to the pub. Which animals' longevity is determined by two consecutive primes?

Question #55483. Asked by peasypod. (Feb 25 05 9:35 PM)

gmackematix

 Feb 25 05, 9:43 PM
peasypod

Since you still have one more sleep til your big day, I'm giving you a head start. No clues yet.

 Feb 25 05, 9:45 PM
mothersmaiden

Lobster for 15

 Feb 26 05, 12:57 AM
mothersmaiden

One to ponder is it a cat for instance leopard?

 Feb 26 05, 2:50 AM
gmackematix

I still don't know but when it comes to getting to sleep, 2,3,5,7,11,13,17,19,23,29,31,37... is at least as effective as counting sheep.

 Feb 26 05, 6:21 AM
peasypod

Happy happy happy happy Birthday!!!! Now, yes, you have the perfect primes there amidst the ovine....

 Feb 26 05, 6:23 AM
lammas

 Feb 26 05, 11:23 AM
gmackematix

So was Lammas right? Chirruping insects for me?
Really, Peasy you shouldn't have!

 Feb 26 05, 7:22 PM
peasypod

Yes, Nice One lammas. The primes 13 and 17 are the lucky ones in this sense. Ok, they don't add up to 33 but close enough....

Very interesting article here:

 Feb 26 05, 11:00 PM

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