Cubs World Series Celebration Ranks as 7th Largest Gathering in Human History

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With statistics topping 5 million in attendance the Chicago Cubs celebration on Friday November 4, 2016 was the 7th largest gathering in human history. The crowd was also the largest ever recorded in the Western Hemisphere.

Here is the top 10:
Kumbh Mela pilgrimage, India, 2013 — 30 million
Arbaeen Festival, Iraq, 2014 — 17 million
Funeral of CN Annaduri, India, 1969 — 15 million
Funeral of Ayatollah Khomeini, Iran, 1989 — 10 million
Papal gathering in the Philippines, 2015 — 6 million
World Youth Day, Philippines, 1995 — 5 million
Chicago Cubs World Series parade, USA, 2016 — 5 million
Funeral of Gamal Abdel Nasser, Egypt, 1970 — 5 million
Rod Stewart concert, Brazil, 1994 — 3.5 million
Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, 2012 — 3 million

CONGRATULATIONS WORLD CHAMPION CHICAGO CUBS!

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