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Fri 08/08/08 at 12:23
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For fans of numbers (!), today marks the day of the year where the day, month and year all align.

Well, if you lob off the 2000 from the year, anyway.

Had I been online I could have even posted this at 08:08 in the morning as well but, alas, I was still booting up the PC at the time.

Anyway. I'm sure the rest of us will just shrug and say "That's nice" before moving on, but let us first pay homage to the number 8 on his special day.

8 is a composite number, its proper divisors being 1, 2, and 4. Eight is a power of two, being 23, or two cubed and is the first number of the form p3.

Octagon's have 8 sides. Famous Octagons include:

Octagón, a Mexican wrestler
The Octagon, a 1980 Chuck Norris movie
Octagon in Metal Gear Solid
The Octagon, a building which formed entrance to the New York City Lunatic Asylum

A figure 8 is the common name of a geometric shape, often used in the context of sports, such as skating
Sat 09/08/08 at 12:19
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well its the chinese lucky number isn't it 8? Hence why they started the event on 8/8/8 on the 8th hour on the 8th minuate or something.
Fri 08/08/08 at 19:10
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A byte is eight bits
Fri 08/08/08 at 19:04
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pb wrote:
> Octagon in Metal Gear Solid

Otacon
Fri 08/08/08 at 18:52
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...and exactly 20 years since the 8/8/88 protests in Burma.
Fri 08/08/08 at 18:13
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Um, eight is a Fibonacci number... That's about all I got :P

EDIT: Wikipedia is such a good friend:

8 is a magic number in physics
There are 8 planets orbiting the sun
Eight is the atomic number of Oxygen
And spiders, crabs and octopodes all have 8 legs :)
Fri 08/08/08 at 17:22
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i should just be getting to the Pub about then ;)
Fri 08/08/08 at 16:40
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I got a text this morning at 08:08:08am

Ive locked it so it cant be deleted :D
Fri 08/08/08 at 15:31
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It's a rather large number depending on your angle
Fri 08/08/08 at 12:53
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Luetchyboy wrote:
> Why is 6 afraid of 7?
>
> Because 7 8 9

Actually made me laugh and I've heard it sooo many times. :-P

Erm... random fact... 8 in Hebrew is Het... yes.
Fri 08/08/08 at 12:40
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I 8 lunch the other day haha.

Or how about,

Why is 6 afraid of 7?

Because 7 8 9

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