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The number 8 is composed of two zeros joined together,
valueless when apart, worth something when joined together.
The number 8 is held by many oriental cultures, along with the colour red, to symbolise prosperity
and good fortune.
The number 8 is the only unbroken symbol of an integer in the arabic number system,
used worldwide. It is a symbol of continuity.
The symbol for 8, when turned around, becomes the lemniscate, or symbol of infinity,
of endless possibility.
8 is the number of the Workhouse.