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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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Wednesday, July 17

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On the heels of yesterday's announcement that the Chicago-style hotdog would be invading the West Coast, Vienna Beef unveiled the world's longest weiner yesterday at the Taste. Measuring a whopping 37 feet, two inches (although Vienna claimed it was 38 feet), the dog was delivered in a 35-foot poppy seed bun, with all the standard toppings. Unfortunately, no one gets to eat this meal -- but Vienna donated an equivalent amount of hot dogs to charity. [Thanks, Pete]

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