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Monday, July 21, 2008

Olympics Games begins on 8-8-08 at 8:08:08 pm

By now you must have understood the obvious from the blog title. A lot of eights in the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Well the Chinese have a fascination for number 8.

In Chinese culture numbers are considered auspicious or inauspicious depending on the Chinese word the number sounds similar to. The number 8 (ba) is similar sounding to the Chinese word 'fa' which means to prosper or wealth. Hence a lot of businesses and individuals shell out lot of money to have an 8 in the telephone number. The telephone number 888-8888 was sold out for $270k.

The Beijing Olympics organizers are taking no chances and want all the luck and prosperity with the number 8 for the Olympic games.