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Thursday, April 23, 2009


The number of constellations in the sky as defined by the International Astronomical Union is eight-eight.

Eighty-eight (88) symbolizes fortune and good luck since the word 8 sounds similar to the word Fā (发, which implies 发财, or wealth, in Mandarin). The number 8 is considered to be the luckiest number of all in Chinese culture.

Tony Gonzalez, by far the sexiest football player ever, wears #88 for the Kansas City Chiefs.

There are eighty-eight keys on a piano (36 black and 52 white).

The model number of a car my father has purchased many times over the years is the Oldsmobile 88.

There is actually a town in my dad’s home state called Eighty Eight, Kentucky. The town's biggest claim to fame was the celebration of August 8, 1988 (08/08/88).

Eight-eight is approximately the number of days it takes Mercury to complete its orbit.

In Morse code abbreviations 88 means love and kisses.

88 to my dad on his 88th birthday today!

1 comment:

eddie said...

Happy Birthday, Harold, and may you enjoy many, many more! With much love.