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Significant Digits For Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016

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It’s over. The Chicago Cubs beat the Cleveland Indians 8-7 in extra innings in the World Series. The 108-year World Series drought is over. [FiveThirtyEight]

17 minutes

Length of a rain delay during Game 7 that occurred after the tied ninth inning in Cleveland, which I’m sure bars across America are calling “the time it just rained money.” [ABC 7 Chicago]

33.7 percent

Probability Donald Trump wins the election, according to the FiveThirtyEight model at around midnight last night. [FiveThirtyEight]

39 years old

David Ross, the veteran Cubs catcher, hit a home run in the game, the last of his career. He’s the oldest person ever to hit a homer in Game 7 of a World Series. [SportsCenter, UPROXX]

$31 million

Gawker LLC reached a $31 million settlement with Hulk Hogan, ending a legal process that had the potential to last very expensive years. A jury in Florida awarded Hogan $140 million, though the former gossip site had strong potential to win on appeals. The bulk of Gawker was sold to Univision. [Reuters]

$7 billion

Facebook revenue in the third quarter of the year, buoyed by a dynamic growth rate and strong mobile performance. The company is on track for $27 billion in revenue this year. [The Wall Street Journal]

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Walt Hickey was FiveThirtyEight’s chief culture writer.