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!
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