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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Sunday, June 23

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The Wall Street Journal had a number of cellphones from an unnamed Chicago office tested for bacteria, and found "abnormally high numbers of coliforms," aka "fecal contamination." This news, paired with a study from last summer that turned up the disturbing statistic that 79% of men at Wrigley Field don't wash their hands, indicates that Chicago needs to work on the personal hygiene. Or at the very least, think twice about using someone else's iPhone.

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