Flat Earth: A short cat's tale
Sunday 10 July 1994
Last month, on the southern Japanese island of Shikoku, a farmer's shed was destroyed by fire. Subsequently the skeletons of two kittens and a package of quicklime were found in the ashes. A police spokesman said that lime was inflammable when wet, and fire had broken out when the cats urinated ('peed' in the racier AFP version) on the bag of lime. So there you are: if any reader feels they must simultaneously own a kitten and a bag of lime, please store them separately.
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