From Sports Illustrated "A high school runner in Whitely County, KY was set to compete in a regional cross country meet when she was assigned the bib number 666, "the number of the beast" according to the Bible. Thacker and her coach appealed unsuccessfully for a new number, so she decided not to race. "I didn't want to risk my relationship with God," she said.
In contrast, I was issued race number 666 for an early summer triathlon in Virginia Beach two years ago, prominently displayed on both arms, legs and hands following body marking. It was a beautiful day to race, hot and sunny, leading to a tad of sunburn in most competitors. I was even lucky enough to win my age group. Later that day, when showering and washing off my race numbers, I learned that heavy Sharpie use works as an excellent sunblock. Quite tanned from the race, I had quite noticeable, very white 666's on both arms, legs and hands, a fact that was pointed out to me repeatedly over the next couple days! I wonder if it played a role in my performance.
"According to the Wall Street Journal blog post, Cowboys games at AT&T Stadium can consume up to 10 megawatts of energy, more than is used in three hours by the 3.7 million residents of Liberia." SI 12/30/13