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8-08-08

Posted: Fri Aug 08, 2008 8:56 am
by KarenZ
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

Re: 8-08-08

Posted: Fri Aug 08, 2008 10:13 am
by Patti
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...

Re: 8-08-08

Posted: Sun Aug 24, 2008 12:06 am
by TallManinOregon
Just for the record, 8-8-8 was my 35th birthday...

Thought I'd mention it...