Friday, October 31, 2008

What Does a Crowd of a Million Look Like?

Officials and law enforcement authorities are preparing for a crowd to celebrate Barack Obama's historic election night victory in Chicago's Grant Park of upwards of a million people.

Is this even possible?

What is the largest crowd ever in history?

I've seen photos of huge masses of pilgrims flocking to Mecca (I'm very much aware that this isn't the best example), and I know that cricket matches in India and Pakistan can have massive crowds of a quarter-million fans, plus I saw 50,000 people crammed into Colorado State University's Oval to see and hear Obama... in a city of about 120,000. They were only expecting maybe 20,000.

But 1,000,000 people? Seriously?

Who has a Guinness Book of World Records? I'm too lazy to Google it.

Update: Okay, I caved. It's 70 million people. Last year. In India.

2 Comments:

Blogger SiouxGeonz said...

It's a lot of humans.

Wikipedia has its place :)

7:20 PM, November 01, 2008  
Blogger Kin said...

Now how do you get each of them to give you a simple dime? That's the $7 million dollar question.

8:48 AM, November 02, 2008  

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