Is Obama the Antichrist?

Is Obama the Antichrist? asks a November 15, 2008 headline in Newsweek magazine. The answer, of course, is almost certainly no. Mikhail Gorbachev is the Antichrist—something we know thanks to Robert Faid, author of the book “Gorbachev! Has the Real Antichrist Come?“, in which Mr. Faid calculates the exact odds (710,609,175,188,282,000 to 1) that Gorbachev is the Antichrist.

For this achievement, Mr. Faid was awarded the 1993 Ig Nobel Prize in mathematics.