Last summer there was a photo of a giant goldfish making the rounds on the Internet, only it looked totally fake and was from the Daily Mail, which, despite its impressive web presence, is not widely heralded as a source of great veracity. This, however, looks legit: A Kansas City woman named Olivia Riley apparently caught a giant goldfish in Troost Lake.
As to how the fish got in Troost Lake, Riley said there are several possibilities.
“There’s a lot of theories. One that he went down the old toilet bowl and ended up in the right place,” Riley laughed. “And the one of someone not able to take care of a baby goldfish and threw him in, and he survived.”
Don’t worry, she threw it back in.