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bad kitty

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by txsportsscribe, Jan 9, 2008.

  1. txsportsscribe

    txsportsscribe Active Member

    another bit of compelling evidence in the great dogs are better than cats debate.

    Cat blamed for Idaho blackout

    NAMPA, Idaho (AP) -- A cat picked the wrong place to come in from the cold, and caused a power outage that blacked out more than 12,000 homes and businesses. The cat entered an electrical substation, snuggled up to a warm transformer and contacted a live circuit, causing a short that blew out nine feeder lines Monday afternoon, Idaho Power officials said.

    Service was restored in less than three hours to most customers, including City Hall where the lights came on in time for a City Council meeting, utility spokesman Dennis Lopez said.

    The outage also disabled traffic lights in the city of about 77,000 people. Temporary stop signs were set up at affected intersections and about 15 police officers were assigned to direct and monitor traffic. Police Lt. Eric Skoglund said he didn't know of any accidents that could be blamed on the outage.

    The short circuit killed the cat.
  2. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    Glad they added that last line. I was wondering how the cat came out. ::)
  3. Platyrhynchos

    Platyrhynchos Active Member

  4. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    Good catch, Platy, although based on that thread title, maybe 1 in 10 board members would get that reference.
  5. Flash

    Flash Guest

    One less cat to chase ... nuts. [/shep]
  6. Chef

    Chef Active Member


    "Nothing like a little fried pussycat."
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 15, 2014
  7. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Extra crispy.
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