Tuesday, June 06, 2006

6 Facts For 6-6-06

"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 of St. Paul 13:18

We at Very Little Known Facts do not believe in "conspiracy theories." However, one cannot deny the significance of today's date. Is it mere coincidence that 6-6-06 falls on the 100 year anniversary of D-Day, the day America invaded Europe to swing the tide of battle in World War I? Historians disagree. The numbers, however, are worth looking at:

  • On "original" calendars there were six days.

  • All UPC barcodes begin with the sequence of digits 666. The only exception is imported soap, which begins with 333.

  • The world's tallest buildings, the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Indonesia, have no 666th floor.

  • Biblical scholars postulate that Satan's favorite number is 6 because it is almost the word sex. ON A RELATED NOTE: A sextet was originally a satanic poem written in blood with an a-b rhyme scheme. It should be noted, however, that they are not generally, nor have they ever been, written in blood.

  • CAN YOU COUNT TO SIX? C-O-F-F-E-E...sound familiar? Perhaps you should think twice before drinking this fiery beverage--it has six letters.

  • "The Devil Went Down To Georgia" as performed by the country act known as the Charlie Daniels band is almost 666 seconds long.

  • As part of his "Upside-Down Cross of Gold" speech delivered on June 6, 1906, perennial presidential contender William Jennings Bryan accused infamous carnie P.T. Barnum of being the Anti-Christ. The last name Barnum has six letters.

  • There is a cough medicine called 666. We don't know why it is called this, but perhaps it is satanic.

  • It is impossible to score exactly 666 in tetris.

  • June 6, 1606 was the birthday of an obscure Italian nobleman called Marco Bestia. At the age of 33 he published his own translation of the King James bible which had 666 pages. He had a birthmark on the back of his neck that many people said looked like "a port wine stain." At the age of 60, in the year 1666, he published a book detailing his "visions and predictions" under the pseudonym Nostradamus, which translates into English as "our thing." He died tragically of the black plague on June 6 of that same year, at 7:06am, 66 minutes after 6 o'clock.


Fact O'Rhee Original said...

I thought the Book of Revelation was attributed to John (not Jon)?

Jon Black and Britt Bergman said...

Thanks for your comment! The Bible itself is "the Word of God," meaning its authors served as mediums for supernatural spirits from beyond the grave. In addition, none of the apostles in the early church took credit for work done in the name of the collective. This is what inspired Eastern Orthodox churchgoer Vladimir Lenin to base his Soviet philosophy on the Communism practiced by early Christians. Thanks again for your comment!