108 is the sum of 9 adjacent numbers: 8 + 9 + 10 + 11 + 12 + 13 + 14 + 15 + 16 = 108
Re: Karate thread - 108 also figures prominently in the symbolism associated with karate, particularly the G?j?-ry? discipline. The ultimate G?j?-ry? kata, Suparinpei, literally translates to 108.
Re: Book burning thread - The number of surat al-Kawthar in the Qur'an, the smallest one of the Book.
The distance between the Earth and Moon is 108 times the diameter of the Moon.
The distance between the Earth and Sun is 108 times the diameter of the Sun.
There are 108 cards in a deck of UNO cards. I've never played Uno. Any good?