"The Number of the Beast - 666 in the book of Revelation - sprang into the news when someone noticed that the Parliamentary motion for disestablishment of the Church of England was tabled as no. 666. Meanwhile a poor mad man in the US thought his hand had a 666 on it and microwaved it. If you want a more upbeat take on the number of doom, this delightful US Catholic site offers such variants as those below (sometimes you could just love American bloggers to bits)"Ordinarily I don't indulge in "666" jokes. Evil is all too real in this world, but most of hoopla about "666" (or "616", depending on what text source is used) is just plain silly to begin with, so I don't see any harm in posting this.
A sampling from the original site:
665 -- the beast's older brother
999 -- the Australian beast
1010011010 -- the binary number of the beast
x/666 -- the beast common denominator