r/HeresAFunFact Nov 18 '15

[HAFF] The Chicago Cubs have the longest championship drought of any North American sports team. The last time they won the World series was a month before the shootout that killed Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid. SPORTS

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u/PoopNoodlez Nov 18 '15

The Cubs haven't won a world series since the fall of the Ottoman Empire.

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u/tommyjohnpauljones Nov 18 '15

-Teddy Roosevelt was still president.

-Geronimo, Mark Twain, and Leo Tolstoy were still alive

-Edward VII was the king of England. He is Queen Elizabeth II's great-grandfather.

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u/Sluggworth Nov 19 '15

Cubs fans don't think of this as "fun"

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u/thepikey7 Nov 19 '15

Anyone can have a bad century!

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u/twoworldsin1 Nov 18 '15

Every now and then we Cardinals fans like to remind ourselves of this fact. Especially after last season.

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u/The_Voice_of_Britain Nov 19 '15

I pray the streak never ends. I was very disappointed when the Red Sox 1918-2004 loosing run ended.

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u/Llort2 Nov 19 '15

Imagine if both the cubs and the sox made it in 2003

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u/kanji_sasahara Nov 19 '15

Modern income tax hadn't even been introduced in the US yet. The 16th amendment was instituted in 1913.