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    Golf & Cubs Disrespecter beelzebabette's Avatar
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    Default Crazy is like goldfish and grows

    to whatever size of container you give it.

    While I'll allow this statement is probably true (reference: anyone with a recurring role in tabloids), I'm more interested in the goldfish. Is this "fun fact" true or just a myth?

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    According to wiki, it can grow to a maximum of 23 inches:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gold_fish
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    Quote Originally Posted by il Padrino Ute View Post
    According to wiki, it can grow to a maximum of 23 inches:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gold_fish
    That sounds like some of that wiki BS that Babs hates so much. I find it highly unlikely that that the max size can be determined so precisely.

    Most fish don't have a maximum size. It's just a function of how long they happen to live.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    That sounds like some of that wiki BS that Babs hates so much. I find it highly unlikely that that the max size can be determined so precisely.

    Most fish don't have a maximum size. It's just a function of how long they happen to live.
    Are you questioning the integrity of wiki?

    For shaaaaaaaaaame.
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    I thought crazy was like a box of choclates?
    PLesa excuse the tpyos.

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    I grew up on Lake Allatoona, Cherokee County, Georgia. Before dawn one Saturday morning in about 1987 or 1988 my dad and I went down to a cove with my great Uncle Paul and the carp were spawning in the mudflat shallows. They were there for about 3 hours. Most of them looked to be over 2 feet long, so I can attest that a goldfish can grow longer than 23". These were some damn-big fish.
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