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The Unofficial 666 FAQ 


And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or their foreheads:
And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man ; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six. - Revelation 13:16


This quote from Revelation, the last book of the Bible, is where this FAQ begins. It attributes the number 666 to be the number of the beast ( the devil ), and assumes a way to calculate this number. Moreover the book of Revelation describes the way this world will end, and it will be in those last days that the connection between the devil and 666 will be clear to mankind. So there lies a good job for all those people who believe that those last days have started now.

Anyway, up till now many people have been calculated to be the devil. Some seriously, some for fun. This FAQ tries to give an overview of these calculations, and other stories concerning this number 666, in no particular order.

Bill Gates

The real name of Bill Gates is William Henry Gates III. Nowadays he is known as Bill Gates (III), where "III" means the order of third (3rd.). By converting the letters of his current name to the ASCII-values and adding his (III), you get : 66+73+76+76+71+65+84+69+83+3 = 666.

Also : MS-DOS 6.21 = 77+83+45+68+79+83+32+54+46+50+49 = 666

WINDOWS 95 = 87+73+78+68+79+87+83+57+53+1 = 666
[Note] No explanation supplied why this +1 at the end. It would make more sense if there was a Windows 96.
Also note that the Windows logo contains 3 rows of 6 black squares.


When we assign A=6,B=12,C=18 ... Z=156, then adding up the numbers of COMPUTER will be 18+90+78+96+126+120+30+108 = 666.

The Internet

Same formula backwards, Z=6,Y=12,X=18 ... A=156, then adding up the numbers of INTERNET will be 108+78+42+132+54+78+132+42 = 666

J-Marie Lustiger

Again, when we assign A=6,B=12,C=18 ... Z=156, then adding up the numbers of LUSTIGER will be 72+126+114+120+54+42+30+108 = 666. Lustiger is the French cardinal.

Adolf Hitler

When we assign A=100,B=101,C=102 ... Z=125, then adding up the numbers of HITLER will be 107+108+119+111+104+117=666.

Cathode Ray Tube

Let A=1, B=2 ... Z=26. Continue with AA=27, AB=28 ... AZ=52 ... ZZ=702, AAA=703. So every word has a unique number in this system.

Now 666 turns out to be YP. Doesn't make much sense at first sight.

But wait a minute... Y=25, and P=16, so YP could also be written as 2516. 2516 turns out to be CRT, better known as Cathode Ray Tube, even better known as Television.

And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed. - Revelation 13:15

Also note that GOD=5126, the same numbers as in CRT, only now in a different order. Turning 5126 back into letters yields 5=E, 12=L, and 6=F (ELF). Or, it could also be 5=E, 1=A, 26=Z (EAZ), as in "I am the alpha and omega" the beginning and the end.

Barney, the cute purple dinosaur

The Romans had no letter 'U', and used 'V' instead for printing, meaning the Roman representation for Barney would be: CVTE PVRPLE DINOSAVR.

Extracting the Roman numerals, we get: CVte pVrpLe DInosaVr.
Adding their decimal equivalents we get : 100+5+5+50+500+1+5 = 666

The Pope

The pope has a crown. Inscribed on that crown are the words "VICARIUS FILII DEI" which is latin for "Vicar of the Son of God". Extracting Roman numerals, where U is the same as V, we get: VICarIUs fILII DeI. Adding their decimal equivalents we get : (5+1+100+1+5)+(1+50+1+1)+(500+1)=666.

Remember that the mark could be on the forehead. Well, if the pope wears the crown, the inscription is right in front of his forehead.

Roman numerals

The Roman representation of 666 is DCLXVI. What is so interesting is that every Roman numeral is in there once, moving from high to low. Well all except the 'M', but this numeral was invented later.


1+2+3+4+ ... +36=666

36=6*6 , so let's put it in an array :

01 02 03 04 05 06
07 08 09 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30
31 32 33 34 35 36

Horisontal subtotals = 21, 57, 93, 129, 165, 201 ==> GUD=3
Vertical subtotals = 96, 102, 108, 114, 120, 126 ==> GUD=6
The GUD's finaly give a hint to the triple six 666.

Also while doing the add-ups we get the following subtotals :
6 ( after adding 3 )
36 ( after adding 8 ) 36=6*6
66 ( after adding 11)
though not 216 (6*6*6).

More math's


(1x1x1)+(2x2x2)+(3x3x3)+(4x4x4)+(5x5x5)+(6x6x6)+(5x5x5)+(4x4x4)+(3x3x3) +(2x2x2)+(1x1x1)=666

Binary Notation

In binary 666 is written as 1010011010. When we negate this ( 0 becomes 1, 1 becomes 0 ) we'll get 0101100101. Writing this backward we'll get 1010011010 again, which is 666 in binary notation.


Today, virtually every product is now marked with that familiar UPC bar-code. UPC stands for Universal Product Code. You might have noticed that every bar-code has these tiny ‘||’ lines at the beginning, middle and end of the bar-code. These lines are called the ‘guard bars’. They do not have a particular value, but they look exactly like the bar-code symbol of 6. So in a way every bar-code has tree sixes. One at the beginning, one in the middle, and one at the end.

Remember the phrase that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Every product you buy has that mark.

There also seems to be a new kind of UPC bar-codes that also includes the letters ‘F’ and ‘H’. It is speculated that these letters stand for Forehead and Hand.

Number trinity

1+2+3 = 6
4+5+6 = 15 ==> 1+5 = 6
7+8+9 = 24 ==> 2+4 = 6

666 and 37

There is a interesting relationship between 666 and 37.

666=6+6+6=18 ==> 18*37=666

Note that by the same principle :
111=1+1+1=3 ==> 3*37=111
222=2+2+2=6 ==> 6*37=222
333=3+3+3=9 ==> 9*37=333
999=9+9+9=27 ==> 27*37=999



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