An Interesting Thing

Two days ago, I uploaded 2 pictures that I “dug” from my hard drive. I was not sure they were good enough to pass editor’s view, just try. When they were in my pending files, I found one of the File ID numbers is “8888880”. As many people know, in Chinese, the "8" is a lucky number. It sounds similar to the word “fa” which means "prosper" or "wealth". In Cantonese dialects "8" and "fortune" are also similar. “8888880” is the luckiest number that I met in my life so far and I didn’t want lose it. So I put my wish on “Comment for editor” area……

This morning, I saw “8888880” is in my “online files” and another one was rejected. Thank you, DT editors. Now I am interested in who got “8888888”.

Some interesting things about “8”:

. “A local telephone number with all digits being eights was sold for US$270,723 in Sichuan, China.”

. “The cell phone number “1x9-8888888” (cell phone numbers are 11 digitals now in China) was sold for almost US$90,000 in Shenzhen, China in 1990s.”

. “A man in Hangzhou offered to sell his license plate reading A88888 for RMB 1.12 million (roughly US$164,000).”

. “The opening ceremony of the Summer Olympics in Beijing began on 8/8/08 at 8 seconds and 8 minutes past 8 pm (local time).”


Good luck and happy Easter to you all!

Thanks for your reading.

Photo credits: Tracy0703.

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Thats some interesting facts about 8


Yeah, you right, they deleted my article too! I'm not agry anymore, I'm amused。。。


I like "gr8", thank you.


gr8 photo, well done...


Thank you all.


great flower.You should change the price to $888
good luck


Very interesting story! Good luck with your 8 numbers!


Great shot Tracy, Hope the number brings you luck!


Thank you, Linqong.



Wish u good luck!


Thank you, Creativei. Good luck.


Well Im a also a 8 number person, my birthday 26 i.e. 8, and most of my best and worst things happened on either 8 or 4.


Thank you, Roberto. Have a good weekend.


I have a sales check of 88.88 €: are you interested? :-)) Nice blog and good luck with your photo! Bye, Rob.


Thank you, Breenicole.


That is a beautiful lotus photo.

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