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    Kittens use fax as toilet, spark house fire

    Kittens use fax as toilet, spark house fire
    Cats run to safety, but house in Japan suffers extensive damage

    Reuters
    Updated: 5:00 a.m. ET June 10, 2005


    TOKYO - Two kittens picked the wrong place to relieve themselves when they urinated on a fax machine, sparking a fire that extensively damaged their Japanese owner’s house.

    Investigators in the western city of Kobe have concluded that the fire in January was caused by a spark generated when the urine soaked the machine’s electrical printing mechanism.

    The fire damaged the kitchen and living room before it was put out by the house’s owner, who was treated for mild smoke inhalation, said Masahito Oyabu, a fireman at the Nagata fire station in central Kobe.

    The kittens quickly ran to safety, he added.

    “If you have a cat, or a dog for that matter, be careful where they urinate,” Oyabu said. “Especially keep them away from electrical appliances and wires.”
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    Re: Kittens use fax as toilet, spark house fire

    Cats and fax... kinda rhymes! Obviously not a good mix though... bet the owner was "pissed-off".
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    Re: Kittens use fax as toilet, spark house fire

    Quote Originally Posted by RedFanAlways1966
    Cats and fax... kinda rhymes! Obviously not a good mix though... bet the owner was "pissed-off".
    This may be one of the few cases he would like to be pissed on (depending on if any flames were near him!)

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    Re: Kittens use fax as toilet, spark house fire

    Arsonist cats

    What's next?!?
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    Re: Kittens use fax as toilet, spark house fire

    ALL cats are EVIL.
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    Re: Kittens use fax as toilet, spark house fire

    I say arrest those cats and interrogate them. Sounds like there's a lot more to this story than we've heard.
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    Re: Kittens use fax as toilet, spark house fire

    So much for my idea of using super-intelligent cats as cheap office clerical help.
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    Re: Kittens use fax as toilet, spark house fire

    Investigators found witnesses, but they would not say anything, as, apparently, the cats had their tounges.

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    Re: Kittens use fax as toilet, spark house fire

    Oyabu said, "We are having cat fried rice for dinner."

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    Re: Kittens use fax as toilet, spark house fire

    I believe it's time for some sweet and sour kitty.
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