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The 31 digit numerical called Belphegor’s prime after the demon of inventiveness is the source of the much-feared 666 number of the beast and the unlucky 13.
As engineers, mathematicians and all science folk alike, we tend to think of ourselves as rational people not influenced by myths or superstition. Yet, all of us cringe at the numbers 666 and 13 and there may be good reason for that.
Both these notorious numerals come from Belphegor’s Prime, a number named after of the seven princes of hell. The exact number is 1,000,000,000,000,066,600,000,000,000,001.
If you do not see it right away this so-called infernal number has a one followed by 13 zeroes, followed by the much-feared number of the beast (666), followed by yet
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