by Cindy Bai |
Did you know that in Chinese culture, the number 8 (pronounced Bah) is considered auspicious because it rhymes with the character for making money (pronounced Fah)? In fact, the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China started at 8:08:08pm on August 8th, and in Hong Kong, a license plate containing the number 8 sold at an auction for $640,000. These are just some of the fun tidbits about the alluring number 8 that we learned throughout the evening of 8/8. Fittingly, the theme was “8” and the word of the day was “Infinity” ∞.