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8 is the second of the Numbers. Below is a list of appearances on the show, by episode chronology.

8 is a very common number, and many of the occurrences could be coincidential. See article: apophenia.


Occurrences in the show

Season 1

The mugshot shows eight years since Kate was arrested.
Michael in a room with eight sides.
Old Scooter Man's Hat has an eight on it.

Season 2

The logo found in the hatch has eight sides.
The Real Henry Gale lives at 815 Walnut Ridge Rd.

Season 3

Ben holding #8 Bunny
Medusa Spider's paralyze victims for 8 hours. Additionally, spiders have 8 legs
8 Knot

Season 4

Season 5

  • The swinging pendulum in Ms. Hawking's lab passes the camera 4 times, then another 4 times (making 8). If we continue counting from there, we get a total of 16 passes (and consequently, 15 before it). ("The Lie")
  • The sign on the Oxford University Department of Physics is Claredon 142-08. ("Jughead")
  • The raft of the Science expedition has 8 sides. ("The Little Prince")
  • There were 8 total time shifts in This Place is Death - 2 with Jin & Rousseau, 5 when the group was together, and 1 when John Locke turned the wheel. ("This Place Is Death")
  • Jack is seated in row 8 on Ajira Airways Flight 316 which departed from Gate 15. ("316")
  • Ben is also seated in row 8 on Ajira Airways Flight 316, as he is seated across the aisle from Jack who is in seat 8C. ("316")
  • Frank says he has been working for Ajira Airways for the past 8 months. ("316")
  • The death date on the headstone John Locke visited was April (Which is month number 4) 8, 2006. ("The Life and Death of Jeremy Bentham")
  • There was a number 8 on the license plate of the van Ben was standing in front of when he and Sayid met in Moscow, Russia. ("He's Our You")
  • There is a number 8 in the ear of the rabbit statue under which Miles finds the key. ("Some Like It Hoth")
  • Miles signed the Dharma van back in and put the keys on hook #8. ("Some Like It Hoth")
  • Jacob visits nine people off the Island, 8 of which will later arrive on the Island on flight 815 (the other one being Ilana). ("The Incident, Parts 1 & 2")
  • Juliet hits Jughead's thermonuclear core with a rock 8 times. ("The Incident, Parts 1 & 2")

The Lost Experience

Outside the show and real life occurrences

  • 8 is the sixth number in the Fibonacci sequence, in which every number is the sum of the two numbers before it - 1,1,2,3,5,8,13...
  • One of Buddhism's Four Noble Truths is the Eightfold Path.
  • In the game of Chess, each side of the squared board has eight files, thus each player starts with eight pawns.
  • In the Damon Lindelof-written comic book Ultimate Wolverine vs. Hulk, the Hulk is said to have killed 815 people in a New York rampage.
  • The number of senses available to normal humans according to Western science
  • In Richard Adams' (author of Watership Down) book The Plague Dogs, Snitter was labeled with the number 815 in the Animal Research (Experiments on animals).
  • Season Four and Lost: Missing Pieces in total were nominated for 8 Emmys.
  • In the Film 'Back to the Future' - 88 MPH is the speed at which timetravel can occur.
  • 8 is considered a lucky number in China.

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