An interesting slide show on many things eight in honor of this luckiest Chinese day and a day less likely to confuse Europeans (who write DD/MM/YYYY, rather than MM/DD/YYYY).
Noteable among the 8s - one item in a list of 8 things offered in 2006 by China's president to "revivify the country's traditional values:" The HONOR of upholding science; the SHAME of ignorance and illiteracy.
As with the UK's Darwin bearing currency, it surprises and delights me when a country highlights science as an important national value or accomplishment.
Have we ever done something like that?
Also interesting - a list of the eight causes of anger:
Deprivation of Riches
Betraying a secret
Neglecting a faithful servant
I think that's a pretty good list. Anything missing? And does whatever you just thought of fit into one of those categories? I bet it does.