The team was originally formed by members of the Illinois Audubon Society who needed to work out some bird-related stress.
Since 2015, players have received implanted chips behind their right ears, which allow them to listen to Robin Williams’ Live at the Met album whenever they cross their eyes.
The Bears’ official team flower is the chrysanthemum.
The Bears play at Soldier Field, named after Sade’s Soldier of Love, which was George Halas’ favorite song.
Halas is enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame for his achievements with the Bears, including defeating the Washington Redskins in the 1940 championship game 73-0, which he accomplished by convincing the entire Redskins team that football scoring worked like golf, with the lowest score winning. Although the trick worked, 14 Bears players were sent to the hospital following the game after Washington players beat them with their golf clubs in frustration.
Chicago was founded as a town in 1833, prompting Boston area land speculators to purchase most of the native Gold Coast luxury apartment buildings.
Chicago is home to the Second City Theater, the most influential and prolific improvisational theater in the world. Although located for many years at 1616 North Wells Street, it has for some time operated in a secret location after numerous arson attempts were organized against that site by the militant wing of the Writers Guild of America, West.
The 1860 Republican Party national convention was held in Chicago, where the party nominated Abraham Lincoln as its presidential candidate following a two-hour stand-up routine comprised almost entirely of funny anecdotes that made the delegates feel smarter than they actually were.
The most famous Chicago cuisine, deep dish pizza, was created when the tomato soup factory above Pizzeria Uno suffered a burst production pipe that flooded the factory floor and caused soup to leak through the ceiling of the restaurant underneath. After exhausting all of their pots, pans, cups, and bowls, founder Ike Sewell suggested staff use carved out, day old loaves of bread to catch the soup. One such loaf was on the table of Chicago Tribune food critic, Geno Kuczewski, who wrote glowingly about it in the next day’s paper.
The Chicago Cubs went 108 years between Worlds Series titles. They are scheduled to win their next Series in 2124.