TIL that because the number eight in Cantonese means “fortune”, or “to prosper”, the opening ceremony of the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing began on 8/8/08 at 8 minutes and 8 seconds past 8 pm local time (UTC+08). by whatilearned June 23, 2022, 5:29 am Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_numerology What do you think? 12 Points Upvote Downvote beganbeijingCantoneseceremonyfortunelocalmeansminutesnumberOlympicsopeningprospersecondssummerTILtimeToday I learnedUTC08 See more Previous article I have a weird obsession with the show Peppa Pig Next article Some schizo’s opinion about the lead singer of Metallica 3 Comments Leave a Reply And IIRC the number 4 is a homophone for death… So no floors with the number 4 in it. 4 is unlucky in a few Asian countries like 13 is unlucky in the Anglosphere. Log in to Reply They’re homophones, but they’re written differently. And it’s not only in Cantonese, but most Chinese languages including Mandarin. Log in to Reply So… on the Fortunth of Fortune, two-thousand and Fortune at Fortune minutes and Fortune seconds past Fortune pm local time (UTC+Fortune). That’s very fortunate. Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.