HOLY COW! There Were 5 Million People At The Cubs Parade, Making It The 7th Largest Gathering In Human History

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Humans have been around for about 200,000 years, but it only took the Chicago Cubs 146 years to develop a following that is so passionate that they would have one of the largest spectacles of all-time. There were an estimated five million in attendance at the World Series parade for the Cubs on Friday afternoon.


That’s remarkably impressive because Chicago’s population is only 2.7 million.

To put it in perspective, the Kansas City Royals World Series drew about 800,000 people.

Cubs fans from all over the world came to Chicago to celebrate the franchise’s first World Series win since 1908. The five million people makes the Cubs rally the seventh largest gathering in human history.

Here 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

Really? A Rod Stewart concert? Brazil, you disappoint me.

The Cubs rally was the largest event ever recorded in the Western Hemisphere.

The Cubs rally was the largest ever non-religious event in history.

Technically, that means country singer Brett Eldredge now holds the record for largest concert of all-time.

The real MVP was this Jimmy John’s delivery guy fighting through the crowds to bring food to a hungry Cubs fan.

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