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.
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Saturday, July 20

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Chicagoan Patrick Bertoletti scarfed down 227 chicken wings to come in second place at Philadelphia's annual Wing Bowl, held Feb. 1. Bertoletti had some stiff competition in Joey Chestnut of San Jose, Cal. -- the top wing-eater (241!) who last year won the world's hot dog eating championship in Coney Island, N.Y.

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