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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...
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)...

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...
Oldest American Woman Veteran Dies At 108 Years Old

Oldest American Woman Veteran Dies At 108 Years Old

On Friday, 03/20/2015 Our nation’s oldest female veteran passed away at the age of 108.  That’s a good long life!  Thanks to Lucy Coffey and all our veterans for putting everything on the line for us and our country....

108 Beats Per Minute – Beethoven and Radiolab

In a recent episode of the Radiolab show, they were discussing Beethoven having written his symphonies at a tempo that is much faster than how his symphonies are played and recorded today.  They note that many times Betthoven’s work is played around 74 beats per...

108 Remains

I’m not big on international news, but after glancing over an article in the New York Times about a 1951 South Korean massacre, I noticed a photo with the subtitle that you can see below. Essentially 108 bodies were found from that massacre. Gruesome, yes. You...