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26th Nov '17 6:07:27 PM nombretomado
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The number 108 is a significant number in Buddhism. It represents the number of temptations that humans face, which tie them to the Wheel of ''samsara''. There are many religious elements related to this number -- a bell is rung 108 times to bring in the [[JapaneseHolidays New Year in Japan]]. It is the number of beads on a Buddhist ''o-juzu'' or rosary. A classic pilgrimage in Japan visits 108 temples. Also, it's 2 to the second power times 3 to the third power -- ''obviously'' important.[[note]] But 2 and 3 are the first two prime numbers... wait, TwentyThree? [[Literature/TheIlluminatusTrilogy Oh crap!]][[/note]] Doubled, it becomes 216, which is [[NumberOfTheBeast "6 by 6 by 6"]].

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The number 108 is a significant number in Buddhism. It represents the number of temptations that humans face, which tie them to the Wheel of ''samsara''. There are many religious elements related to this number -- a bell is rung 108 times to bring in the [[JapaneseHolidays [[UsefulNotes/JapaneseHolidays New Year in Japan]]. It is the number of beads on a Buddhist ''o-juzu'' or rosary. A classic pilgrimage in Japan visits 108 temples. Also, it's 2 to the second power times 3 to the third power -- ''obviously'' important.[[note]] But 2 and 3 are the first two prime numbers... wait, TwentyThree? [[Literature/TheIlluminatusTrilogy Oh crap!]][[/note]] Doubled, it becomes 216, which is [[NumberOfTheBeast "6 by 6 by 6"]].
12th Nov '17 11:55:25 AM Alden2
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* In Roseanne the family [[spoilers: win 108 million on the lottery]]
11th Nov '17 4:21:08 PM RedScharlach
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* The classic Chinese novel ''Literature/WaterMargin'' describes the rise of 108 heroes who overthrow a corrupt government. [[SmallReferencePools Some Westerners]] may be more familiar with a loose adapation of the novel -- the video game series ''VideoGame/{{Suikoden}}''.

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* The classic Chinese novel ''Literature/WaterMargin'' describes the rise of 108 heroes who overthrow a corrupt government. [[SmallReferencePools Some Westerners]] may be more familiar with a loose adapation adaptation of the novel -- the video game series ''VideoGame/{{Suikoden}}''.
3rd Nov '17 9:22:53 PM PistolsAtDawn
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26th Oct '17 8:40:36 AM GoGoGodzilla
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* Coincidentally, Pepsi Beverages Co typically stacks their 12-pack and 24-pack can packages in pallets with 108 cases. For the 24-packs, this is a literal value (108 cases = 108 packs); for 12-packs it's twice the units (108 cases = 216 packs). There are 9 cases per layer on these pallets and they are 12 layers tall, hence the value 108.
4th Oct '17 2:38:03 PM treehugger0369
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* If your fever hits 108 degrees Fahrenheit, you're not likely to survive.
10th Sep '17 10:52:38 AM Malady
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* Episode 108 of ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', "Mindful Education", features mindfulness meditation as a way for Steven and Connie to confront their mental demons. The episode's [[DreamSequence Dream Sequences]] were given a suitably {{Animesque}} style by guest animator Takafumi Hori of StudioTrigger.

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* Episode 108 of ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', "Mindful Education", features mindfulness meditation as a way for Steven and Connie to confront their mental demons. The episode's [[DreamSequence Dream Sequences]] {{Dream Sequence}}s were given a suitably {{Animesque}} style by guest animator Takafumi Hori of StudioTrigger.Creator/StudioTrigger.
13th Aug '17 5:07:50 PM nombretomado
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* Hayato Furinji of ''KenichiTheMightiestDisciple'' is said to have invented this many techniques.

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* Hayato Furinji of ''KenichiTheMightiestDisciple'' ''Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple'' is said to have invented this many techniques.
10th Aug '17 4:47:14 AM Kotomikun
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* In ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'', while fantasizing about [[MakeAWish things to wish for]], Sayaka mentions the "mankanzenseki," [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manchu_Han_Imperial_Feast?oldid=491326051 a famously extravagant banquet]] with (at least) 108 different dishes. The English-translated version is just "a 108-course banquet."
16th Jul '17 11:25:50 AM nombretomado
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* [[http://www.scribd.com/doc/3830153/Japanese-Folk-Tales-by-Yanagita-Kunio-translated-by-Fanny-Hagin-Mayer This book of Japanese folktales]] (published in [[WW2 1942]]!) has 108 stories.

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* [[http://www.scribd.com/doc/3830153/Japanese-Folk-Tales-by-Yanagita-Kunio-translated-by-Fanny-Hagin-Mayer This book of Japanese folktales]] (published in [[WW2 [[UsefulNotes/WW2 1942]]!) has 108 stories.
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