|Cardinal||twenty-four thousand six hundred one|
(twenty-four thousand six hundred first)
|Factorization||73 × 337|
24601 is the natural number that comes after 24600 and before 24602.
It is the first prison code of the character Jean Valjean in the novel (his only code in the musical) Les Misérables. It was chosen by Victor Hugo when he believed that he was conceived on 24 June 1801 (that is, 24-6-01). In homage, or perhaps as a recurring in-joke in the performing arts, the number has frequently been used in other works of fiction. The number often identifies one who is persecuted.
Use in media
Television and Film
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- Arrested Development: Oscar Bluth is prisoner 24601.
- Cannibal! The Musical: Alferd Packer is prisoner 24601.
- The Colony: 24601 is tattooed on the back of an escaping prisoner in season 3 episode 7.
- Drawn Together: Captain Hero is accused of violating Superhero Code 24601 in the episode "Ghostesses in the Slot Machine"
- Guiding Light: 24601 is part of Josh Lewis' prisoner number on the soap opera.
- Les Misérables: Jean Valjean is prisoner 24601, paroled after 19 years of imprisonment.
- Riverdale: FP Jones is prisoner 24601.
- The Simpsons makes multiple references:
- South Park: Eric Cartman's cell number is 24601 in "Cartman's Silly Hate Crime 2000".
- Twin Peaks: Hank Jennings is prisoner 24601.
- System Shock: The hacker's designated Trioptimum employee number is 2-4601.
- In Bo Burnham's stand-up comedy routine (and derivative album) what., a lyric in the song "Left Brain, Right Brain" calls Burnham "Patient 24602".
- The Black Canyon School (a juvenile detention facility for girls) in Phoenix, Arizona is located at 24601 North 29th Avenue. There is nothing else abutting that remote mile of frontage road, so the state could have chosen any address number within range for it; that they would choose to locate a "prison" at 24601 demonstrates some literary humor on the part of somebody within the Arizona Department of Corrections.
- In the comic book GrimJack issue #73, the main character's prison number is 24601.
- In the Starcraft universe, Sarah Kerrigan (the main protagonist of the series) is designated as Ghost 24601
- Bellos, David (2017). The Novel of the Century : The extraordinary adventure of Les Miserables. Particular Books. p. 162. ISBN 978-1-846-14470-7.
- Sloane, N. J. A. (ed.). "Sequence A007592 (Hyperperfect numbers: n = m(sigma(n)-n-1)+1 for some m > 1)". The On-Line Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences. OEIS Foundation.