Numbers are markers. They can be misleading. "Prime" numbers are prime for the numbering system used. Numbers used the way we normally use them ain't the way to look at it. Does your prime number theory work as a valve that can maintain such, and maintain the integrity of the object?? Prime numbers are artifacts of the numbering system. Is your prime number method geometry in disguise?
On a physical basis, the smallest possible thing should have the value of "one". Being physical, occupying space that is, it will have facets. To increase to it's next size level these facets will also have to be filled. On a two dimensional example, consider an equilateral triangle as representing the smallest thing. To advance to the next triangle shape, you have to add 3 more triangles, then to the next, 12 more. You go from 1 to 4 to 16. Going 3 dimensional, it gets even more exponential.
At that time someone from that part of the world would be suspect because of their accent and such. Has anyone checked out the numbers on the door to see if they would correspond with naturalization numbers and a date of issuance? After a visit from the feds, I think Ed would make an effort to demonstrate his citizenship.