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).

Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_numerology

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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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