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Oldest message in a bottle was 108 years old

Oldest message in a bottle was 108 years old

This is from a story I saw on CNN about the oldest message in a bottle.  According to the article, a message in a bottle was just found that places it at 132 years old, but previously the record was held by a message that was 108 years old....

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108 Posts

108 Posts

This one is a little meta.  I just moved this website from a Wordpress.com account, to a standalone install of Wordpress at our own domain, 108stories.com .  In moving everything over I needed to analyze the number of posts to make sure they all copied over in the...

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Total Post Height is 108 Inches

Total Post Height is 108 Inches

I was browsing online for porch support posts to replace the ones on my house.  Looking up the specs for one of them I noticed that they list the post as being exactly 108 inches high.

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108 On Homeland – Again

108 On Homeland – Again

The last time I posted a 108 finding in an episode of Homeland I was binge watching old episodes to catch up.  This time I'm actually watching new episodes of the current season.  In the first episode there is already another 108 appearance.  It makes me wonder if the...

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A Car with 108K Miles

A Car with 108K Miles

I can't remember exactly which TV show I saw this on.  I think maybe it was Law & Order SVU.  In one episode, detectives are tracking a lead that has to do with a car.  They find an ad online where the car is for sale and the listing has it at exactly 108,000...

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Why You Shouldn’t Say “108” To Siri On An iPhone

Ok, this one is happening all over the place right now.  If you haven't heard, there is a prank going around the internet where people are telling you to say "108" to Siri on your iPhone and that something funny/cool/mysterious will happen. Really though, what happens...

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108 On The Showtime Series “Homeland”

108 On The Showtime Series “Homeland”

Ok, it's March 9th, 2017.  So for serious fans of the series I am way behind on this one.  But I just got Showtime as part of my cable package so I have started binge watching episodes of Homeland. Last night I watched Season 1 Episode 9, titled "Crossfire".  No...

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Two Random 108s While At Work This Week

I just had two small 108 instances pop up for me that happened within a day or two of each other so I figured I'd log them in. The first was that I wanted to offer a customer of mine a value-add to their photography package.  So I said I would give them an extra 15...

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108 Years For the Cubs, 10/8 was the Day

It has been 108 years since the Chicago Cubs have won a World Series - 1908.  Not only that, the Cubs claimed victory 108 years ago on 10/8/(19)08 - 10/8. HERE is an article that touches on more mysteries around the number 108 in the Cubs quest for a World Series...

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108 Men At The Alamo

108 Men At The Alamo

I caught this little instance of 108 while watching the movie The Alamo (2004). http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0318974/ In a scene before the main battle begins, the characters of William Travis (played by Patrick wilson) and Davy Crockett (played by Billy Bob Thornton)...

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108 Days To Reject A Supreme Court Nomination

I saw this stat recently, regarding the potential delay in the Senate confirming Obama's upcoming Supreme Court nomination.  From this NY Times article: According to the Congressional Research Service, the longest the Senate has taken to act on a Supreme Court...

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U-Haul 108 Siting

After helping a family move using a 26' U-haul truck, I found this spread across the side (top left corner).

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108 + Inches of Snow in Beantown

Gotta say that 108 has been appearing more and more lately. The latest is that Boston has accumulated a tad over 108 inches of snow - a record for that city. http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/03/16/us-usa-weather-boston-idUSKBN0MC06420150316

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Syracuse Vacates 108 Wins

A breaking story today... The Syracuse men's basketball team is being penalized by the NCAA and must vacate 108 wins. http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/12432471/ncaa-suspends-jim-boeheim-nine-games-cuts-syracuse-orange-scholarships

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1:08 Gametime for Orioles vs Tigers Games

Not sure why this is the case, but I noted that for the first series of games between the Orioles and Tigers in 2014, the game time for each of the three games in the series was 1:08pm.  Really...  not 1:00 or 1:05, or 1:10 even?

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108 Staterooms On The Pearl Mist

A recent "article" on CNN detailing the features cruise liners use to attract guests showed the slide below.  Apparently the Pearl Mist ship from Peral Sea Cruises has 108 staterooms.

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Chris Christie Speaks For 108 Minutes

Everyone is making a big deal about the speech Chris Christie gave today.  The real news of course is that he is having to make such a long speech thanks to the controversy about the bridge lanes closure scandal, or "Bridgegate".  But a lot of the news outlets are...

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