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Fri Nov 4, 2016, 11:48 PM

Cubs World Series celebration ranks as 7th largest gathering in human history

Officials estimate that 5 million people showed up to the Chicago Cubs parade and rally Friday, making it the 7th largest gathering in human history.

The Cubs celebration crowd even beat out the 3.5 million people who went to Rod Stewart's 1994 concert in Rio.

The following are the largest human gatherings in history:

1. Kumbh Mela pilgrimage, India, 2013 - 30 million

2. Arbaeen festival, Iraq, 2014 - 17 million

3. Funeral of CN Annadurai, India, 1969 - 15 million

4. Funeral of Ayatollah Khomeini, Iran, 1989 - 10 million

5. Papal gathering in the Philippines, 2015 - 6 million

6. World Youth Day, 1995 - 5 million

7. Chicago Cubs World Series celebration - 5 million

8. Funeral of Gamal Abdel Nasser, 1970 - 5 million

9. Rod Stewart concert, Brazil, 1994 - 3.5 million

10. Hajj pilgrimage, Mecca, Saudi Arabia, 2012 - 3 million

11. Anti-war march, Rome, 2003 - 3 million

Also, for now, the Cubs World Series celebration is the largest human gathering in United States history. Until next year Go Cubs!
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/local/215601786-story

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hedda_foil Nov 2016 #1
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kysrsoze Nov 2016 #2
JustABozoOnThisBus Nov 2016 #3
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Response to bench scientist (Original post)

Sat Nov 5, 2016, 01:42 AM

1. I dunno. There's only 5million humans in the whole greater Chicago area.

They couldn't all be there. I doubt the crowd was bigger than still gigantic 1 million.

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Response to hedda_foil (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 5, 2016, 02:10 PM

5. People came from all over.

Local news was interviewing people from other states and countries. Blew my mind.

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Response to bench scientist (Original post)

Sat Nov 5, 2016, 02:05 AM

2. Oh... to have been at that Rod Stewart concert!

That's simultaneously awesome and hilarious at the same time. I had no idea...

BTW - CUBS RULE!!!!

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Response to bench scientist (Original post)

Sat Nov 5, 2016, 06:49 AM

3. Are these the same officials who report the attendance at Trump rallies?

Five million? Right.

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Sat Nov 5, 2016, 07:07 AM

4. Bwh#ha, bs!

 

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