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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, March 22

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The CBC reports on a Taser stun gun study conducted at the John H. Stroger Jr. (Cook County) Hospital trauma center. The unwitting subjects of the Taser tests? Eleven pigs, two of which died from cardiac arrest after being jolted for 40 seconds, a brief pause, then another 40 seconds.

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