An Interesting Thing

posted on 10th of april, 2009

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.

Comments (16)

Comment by Joezachs on April 28, 2010

Thats some interesting facts about 8

Comment by Tarzan9280 on April 30, 2009

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

Comment by Tracy0703 on April 11, 2009

I like "gr8", thank you.

Comment by Fultonsphoto on April 11, 2009

gr8 photo, well done...

Comment by Tracy0703 on April 11, 2009

Thank you all.

Comment by Dmccale on April 11, 2009

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

Comment by Littledesire on April 11, 2009

Very interesting story! Good luck with your 8 numbers!

Comment by Irisangel on April 10, 2009

Great shot Tracy, Hope the number brings you luck!

Comment by Tracy0703 on April 10, 2009

Thank you, Linqong.

Comment by Linqong on April 10, 2009


Wish u good luck!

Comment by Tracy0703 on April 10, 2009

Thank you, Creativei. Good luck.

Comment by Creativei on April 10, 2009

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.

Comment by Tracy0703 on April 10, 2009

Thank you, Roberto. Have a good weekend.

Comment by Roberto1977 on April 10, 2009

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

Comment by Tracy0703 on April 10, 2009

Thank you, Breenicole.

Comment by Breenicole on April 10, 2009

That is a beautiful lotus photo.

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