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8/8/8 - crazy eights!

Friday,  08/08/08  09:18 AM

Wow, today is crazy eight day!  8/8/8.  Or if you prefer (and I do, for sheer weirdness), 23/23/23.  This would be three two to the threes.  Reminds me of the preface to Godel, Escher, Bach, in which Douglas Hofstadter reminiced that at an early age he was taken with the idea of three threes, operating on three with itself.  He must be happy today :)

8 x 8

Today is also the day on which the Bejing Summer Olympics begin!  I am feeling Olympic today...  and finally, Wikipedia tells me that the last time we had an 8/8/8, in 1908, Wilbur Wright made his first public flight, in France.  Who knew?

I hope you have a gr8 day!


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