Things that have happened since 1908 by Egantx7

Champion(s):

KroegerJ
Strength and Honor


Runner(s)-Up:

Sean


Quiz Description

This quiz is a bit tongue and cheek and more for fun than anything ... but I feel I have to do it now, because time may very well be running out on this. It has been 108 years since 1908 ... and since I now must put my faith in the Cleveland Baseball Club to end this madness ... this may be our last opportunity to have some fun at the expense of America's longest running misfits ... no, not the Washington Generals ... I'm talking about the Cub. Here are 12 questions about people, places, and things that have come about since 1908. Certain questions were inspired by sincethecubswon.com.

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1 KroegerJ 19408 99 1908
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2 Sean 19312 97 1908
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3 KaufmanK 19302 95 1908
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4 MyrowitzJ 17424 93 1908
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5 RobinJRichards 17402 91 00
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6 BeningoS 17396 89 1908
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7 Bix32 17394 87 1908
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8 LearyField 17309 85 1908
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9 GambinoG 15494 82 1908
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9 GrahamJ 15494 82 1908
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11 MartaMJackson 15486 79 1908
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12 Vendy12 15471 77 1908
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13 Vintsanity 15451 74 1908
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13 GoodmanDL 15451 74 1908
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15 VenguswamyK 13547 70 1908
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15 jsparkyp 13547 70 1908
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17 KleinJ 13531 67 1908
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18 OBrienJ 13523 65 00
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19 RichmondJ 13513 63 1908
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20 LaudermithM 13490 61 1908
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21 HomerS 13430 59 1908
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22 FryedBetaKappa 13429 57 1908
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23 SteveWilliams 11627 55 00
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24 jrwofuga 11601 53 00
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25 McDougallJV 11583 51 1908
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26 Bup 11575 50 1908
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27 Kaya 11562 48 1908
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28 HallR 11543 46 00
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29 LiptonM 11524 44 1908
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31 LeeS 9688 40 1908
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32 Matto 9681 38 00
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34 RautY 9642 34 1908
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36 Nuklhd 9632 30 1908
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37 BregantJessie 7767 28 00
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38 FrostL 7759 26 00
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39 JonesRW 7758 24 1908
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44 Steve 5808 14 1908
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Questions:

The year after the Cub won the 1908 World Series, this guy won the Nobel Prize in Physics. This means a Cub win will be the first time the Cub have won the World Series since his invention went into mass use in the United States (hint: not television).

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Gugliemo Marconi

These were not invented in Chicago, but were invented in 1930 in suburban Schiller Park. Unfortunately, this means that there are no examples that pre-date a Cub World Series victory to see if they are still edible after 108 years.

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Twinkies

On December 14, 1911, this man became the first to reach the South Pole. Since then, a few thousand people have traveled to the South Pole, which is infinitely many more than ""people who have won the World Series while wearing a Cub uniform".

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Roald Amundsen

Four years after the North Siders struck gold, these were first installed in the United States in Salt Lake City. The first with three colors didn't happen until 1920 Detroit. (edited at 3:34 pm, October 24, 2016 (CDT))

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traffic lights (signals ... stoplights)

It would not be until 1911, a full three years after the Cub had last won the Championship that this annual sporting event started. Ray Haroun won that first event, and Alexander Rossi won it in 2016.

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Indianapolis 500

The election of 1908 took place a few weeks after the Cub victory romp. Including the man who was president on the day the Cub won, how many presidents has the United States had since the Cub last won the Big One?

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19 (T. Roosevelt, Taft, Wilson, Harding, Coolidge, Hoover, FDR, Truman, Ike, JFK, LBJ, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan Bush I, Clinton, Bush II, Obama)

On 12 March 1912, the first meeting of this organization took place. In the magical year of 1917, this organization began to be associated with a particular product, which they remain associated with to this day (by contrast, Clark the Cub, a pantsless mascot, has only been rubbing up against Cub fans since 2014).

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Girl Scouts of America

I'll accept +/- 2, either way. Being generous ... assuming one could actually remember being 4 years old, which is possible, how many living Americans (as of 22 October 2016) would remember the Cub winning the World Series (meaning they were 4 years old or older on 14 October 1908, according to the Gerontology Research Group). (edited at 3:36 pm, October 24, 2016 (CDT))

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8 (accepting 6-10) (in contrast, a few hundred million who were alive when the White Sox last did this are still around)

Number needed At least some members of the Ricketts family support Donald Trump's candidacy for president, and while we hope this was all tongue in cheek, some supporters of Trump have called for a repealing of this number amendment, passed in 1920, because some polls have noted that without this amendment, Trump would win in a landslide. The last state to ratify this amendment was Mississippi (shock!), doing so in 1984, another magic year for the Cub! What is this amendment, ratified 12 years after the Cub beat the Tigers for the second time? (edited at 11:28 pm, October 23, 2016 (CDT))

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19th amendment

Get this within 1 year. To North Siders and their minions, a Cub World Series win would be the greatest thing since sliced bread, because sliced bread was not sold until after 1908. Within one year, either way, in what year did the Chillicothe Baking Company of Chillicothe, Missouri introduce the first commercially available sliced bread

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1928 (accepting 1927-1929)

This Chicago landmark opened in 1924, and sits across Michigan Avenue from the Tribune Tower. This building is such a symbol of Chicago, that it is mentioned in the lyrics of "My Kind of Town". The south tower of this building is taller than the north tower, and has its signature giant clocks. What is this building with the white glazed terra cotta exterior.

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Wrigley Building

Get this within 1. While the Cubs have waited since 1908 to win one World Series, their rivals, the St. Louis Cardinals, have been more impatient. Since 1908, within one either way, how many World Series championships have the St. Louis Cardinals won?

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11 ( accepting 10-12 ... 1926, 31, 34, 42, 44, 46, 64, 67, 82, 2006, 11)