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There was an audible crack and a 10mm spark jumped from my finger to his nose, the poor thing. I took the static electricity measuring thing home from work, and got the cat up to 40,000 volts with ease.

Quite common with cats. I've yet to determine what fur-type gives the best voltage. Need more experimental subjects[1]..

[1] We would have had 9 cats if I'd been allowed to keep the other 3 kittens from the litter+mother we rescued. I was restricted to keeping just mother+smallest kitten[2]

[2] The small, paranoid[3], calico one.

[3] To be fair, not an exactly rare thing in cats. But there appears to be a much higher incidence in calico cats. Both samples we've owned have specialised in multiple layers of paranoia..

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