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8-08-08

Postby KarenZ » Fri Aug 08, 2008 8:56 am

Folks,

Today is supposed to be a lucky day, so you might want to play the lottery. (If you win, you could give half to EP's fundraiser!). :)

WHY IS eight SO GREAT?

•Turned on its side, the number 8 becomes the symbol for infinity.

•In China, the pronunciation of the word eight sounds like the phrase for great fortune.

•Some Chinese citizens pay extra to have the number 8 in phone numbers and on license plates.

•A reported record 9,000 Chinese couples plan to marry on 8.8.08.

•The Eightfold Path is Buddhism's route to personal fulfillment and religious truth.

•The number eight is the atomic number for oxygen.

•There are eight days of Hanukkah.

•There are eight planets (Pluto was demoted.)

Sources: The Associated Press and the University of Central Oklahoma

Enjoy the day! I'm going to hear Vienna Teng tonight! :)

KarenZ
"Some people are born to make great art and others are born to appreciate it. It is a kind of talent in itself, to be an audience, whether you are the spectator in the gallery or you are listening to the voice of the world's greatest soprano. Not everyone can be the artist. There have to be those who witness the art, who love and appreciate what they have been privileged to see." -- Ann Patchett in Bel Canto.

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Re: 8-08-08

Postby Patti » Fri Aug 08, 2008 10:13 am

thanks for the great info Karen...

funny that you mention Pluto. (There are eight planets (Pluto was demoted.)

Vance's latest CD has a song about that...
"Embrace what you have in common, celebrate what sets you apart" Ellis Paul

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Re: 8-08-08

Postby TallManinOregon » Sun Aug 24, 2008 12:06 am

Just for the record, 8-8-8 was my 35th birthday...

Thought I'd mention it...


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