Today is meant to be the power of two's day.
2¹ => 2
2² => 4
2³ => 8
Putting together make 2/4/8 => 2/4/08.
Of course, back home in Asia and possibly in other places around the globe today is actually 2²/2¹/2³ which isn't as interesting.
k. 'nuff nerdinous for the day.