Ancient christian theologians and Iron Maiden fans certainly have their disagreements, but they can agree on one thing: The Number of The Beast. Both the 1982 heavy metal anthem and the Book of Revelations claim that the number 666 foretells the apocalypse. But mathematicians – especially number theorists – have their own Prime Number Of The Beast. It's called Belphegor's Prime, and its sheer size puts the original number to shame.
What is Belphegor's Prime?
What Makes 666 So Special Anyways?
Plot Twist: It Might Not Be 666
5040 and other Anti-Prime Numbers
Are anti-primes scarier than other primes?
Key Facts In This Video
The number 12 was six factors. 00:01
All the numbers up to 10 divide evenly into the number 5040. 00:29
Written by Joanie Faletto & Austin Jesse Mitchell October 10, 2016
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