Gapers Block has ceased publication.

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.
 Thank you for your readership and contributions. 


Monday, May 23

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You know those goldfish you win at the local fair? The ones who barely live long enough for you to get them home, promptly dying minutes later? Well, Max the Fish has defied all laws of nature by living 19 years after his owner Steve Bennett brought him home to Mt. Prospect in 1985. 19 YEARS!!! Max has become quite the star, his story having appeared in several newspapers, on radio programs and cable television news shows. And of course, Max, the goldfish who will never die, has his own website and fan club.

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