"The Mundaneum" in Mons, Belgium

Since the early 1980s, when I was in my late teens, I’ve heard the story over and over again about a computer in Belgium called “The Beast” that has information on it about every person in the world. :dubious: When my Atlas Obscura calendar had an entry about this today, I knew immediately that this is probably where the urban legend originated.


I had never previously heard of it.