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Gapers Block published from April 22, 2003 to Jan. 1, 2016. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
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Friday, November 27

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Who's got the oldest living fish in captivity: the Steinhart Aquarium in San Francisco (which received an Australian lungfish named Methuselah in 1938), or Chicago's Shedd Aquarium (which received a lungfish named Granddad in 1933)? Not surprisingly, Chicago claims the prize, although there's truly no definitive way to know which fish is older (both fishes having conveniently lost their birth certificates).

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