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Tom and Jerry Blackouts?!

I had to laugh when I read this news story on the BBC – “Cat and Mouse Blamed for Blackout“.


It would appear that a 72-hour blackout in Tirana was caused when a cat chased a mouse into an area of high voltage cables and got electrocuted.

Power cuts are nothing uncommon in Albania, but normally the authorities can only blame droughts and the state of the equipment in a post-communist era. This time it’s a little different!
Creative Commons License photo credit: Peter Kaminski

This entry was posted on Sunday, May 18th, 2008 at 5:32 am and is filed under News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.

Comments (4)


  1. kate says:

    Hmmmm – sounds the sort of daft game Max would get up to – must keep an eye on him – we have enough power cuts here!!!

  2. Keiron says:

    How to make yourself seriously unpopular with the neighbours!!!

  3. kate says:

    Well, now there’s another ramble coming on – I don’t need to do anything to achieve unpopularity with them!

  4. Keiron says:

    I know that feeling some days!!!! 🙂

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