This amuses me immensely 🙂  The mayor thinks that the removal of the foul prefix is “divine intervention.”  I may not be a religious man, but even if I was, why would people be scared of a number?  Especially since scholars can’t even agree on the number of the beast. Some say 666, some 665 and others even say 616.  Regardless the fear has been given a really cool name…. hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia 🙂  LINK to article

A town in the US state of Louisiana is to be allowed to change its telephone prefix so that residents can avoid a number many associate with the Devil.

Christians in Reeves have been unhappy since the early 1960s about being given the prefix, 666 – traditionally known as the Biblical “number of the beast”.

For the next three months, households will be able to change the first three digits of their phone numbers to 749.

Mayor Scott Walker said CenturyTel’s decision was “divine intervention”.

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