According to this funky site I found (when I googled “trivia for the number 8″)…..
A cube = 2 x 2 x 2
A Fibonacci number = 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13…
Eight pints make a gallon.
Eight is the third number that stays the same when written upside down.
There are eight legs on a spider, barring accidents. Scorpions also have eight legs.
An eight is a racing boat with eight oars. Its crew is also called an eight. There are eight people in a tug-of-war team.
Some large car engines have eight cylinders.
According to Indian mythology, the Earth is supported on the backs of eight white elephants.
Before the rise of Christianity, there were eight days in the Greek and Roman weeks.
Pieces of eight go with pirates and parrots. (special note from me, not the website: 2 days and counting to “International Talk Like A Pirate Day”. I KNOW!!! ARRRRG!!!!!) Originally they were piastre – Spanish silver coins of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries marked with an `8′ because they were worth eight reals. The dollar sign $ is probably derived from the figure `8′ as it appeared on `pieces of eight’.
In the game of pool the Eight Ball is a black ball with the number 8. The expression `behind the eight ball’ means to be in a difficult or baffling situation.
A cube has eight corners or vertices.
Many words beginning oct- are related to the number eight. An octopus has eight arms and an octet is a group of eight musicians. (An octet of octopuses would therefore have 64 arms between them.)
An octagon is a figure with eight sides and an octahedron has eight faces.
KNOW WHAT ELSE 8 MEANS TODAY????? Today, Dennis and I are celebrating our 8th anniversary.
Eight years ago today, surrounded by our closest friends and family….Dennis was smart and married me. That is all! :) (so kidding, I was smart too!)
Didn’t take many pictures today, I was back at work after 3 school days, and up to my ying yang in emails and paperwork. For those not clear….the ying yang goes very deep!
I’ll give a quick menu collage….breakfast was Little Big Bread with peanut butter and jam, I had a banana later on, lunch was tuna salad (with celery and scallions) with tomato, olives and celery.
We had some bubbly when we got home tonight. Cheers!
We decided, since we’d both had a busy few days (ok, mostly me, I’m a bit wiped out today) to stay in for dinner, so we had some of our favorite “take and eat” Indian food. So not point friendly, but soooo good. Butter chicken, saffron rice, pakoras, naan bread and chutney.
I also bought a mini bundt cake…because when celebration isn’t complete without a candle…and a bit of chocolate?
I will be back to more normal life tomorrow. Back to counting points, back to yoga, back to putting effort into the Photo A Day challenge, back to a little routine. But now, I’m going back to my husband in the living room and we’ll continue to spend the evening together counting to eight…over and over and over….