UPC Codes, 666 Facts and Myths

Youtuber Erandon illuminates the folly of William Tapley, UPC codes, apophenia and the completely benign/meaningless number 666.

via Youtube

This video explains the mechanics of the decoding process.

Iron Maiden - The Number Of The Beast

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This was initially in response to a video by William Tapley, who is misrepresenting the parameters of the UPC code.

If you are interested in learning more about bar codes, here are some links that were mentioned in the video.


  • Anarchy Pony

    Did no one consider that the whole 666 thing may have been an intentional prank?

  • JohnFrancisBittrich

    What was the crowley quote in his trial (maybe apocryphal)? Something like “666 is simply the numerical value of the Sun. You may as well just call me Sunny Boy!”