GOLDFISH TURNS 24 YEARS OLD
Most people have had at least one pet goldfish in their life, but can barely remember its name due to the swimmers' short lifespans. That's not the case for Paul Palmer, who won Sharky the goldfish at a carnival 24 years ago in New Castle, England, when he was just four years old. Palmer never dreamed that his pet fish would live as long as it has, especially after his mother warned him that it might not live very long. Boy, did Sharky show them. However, the lucky goldfish still has a ways to go as far as breaking any records; the longest-living goldfish on record lived to be 43! Still, Sharky has truly defied odds and does not look like he's going anywhere anytime soon.