Almost two years ago, an Essex, England woman, Jackie Broadley, had to clean up wreckage from a devastating house fire, a task which included finding new homes for all the goldfish from her outdoor pond. Two years after the fire, she received a phone call about a surviving goldfish on her old property found swimming beneath a plastic tarp.
"When I got a phone call to say there was a surviving fish, I thought somebody was winding me up. Having him back has really lifted our spirits."
Not being fed for about 21 months, the goldfish looked like he was actually in good health. The goldfish is now known as Smokey.