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The E-Sylum: Volume 12, Number 37, September 13, 2009, Article 29

THE CAT ATE MY HOMEWORK - AND MY LUNCH MONEY, TOO

In this story from Germany we learn of yet another way to destroy currency - feed it to your cat. -Editor

Judges have refused to overturn a decision by German bank bosses who would not replace a 500 euro note after a customer claimed it had been eaten by his cat.

The court in Frankfurt ruled that to prove the claim Peter Neumann would have to rescue undigested scraps of the banknote from his pet's litter tray and present them as evidence for an appeal.

Judges said that they wanted to be completely sure that it was from a single note which had been eaten by a cat.

But Neumann said: "I have already searched through lots of cat litter and I probably threw out the evidence without realising.

"It's not that I don't want to go looking through pet excrement to get what's rightfully mine, it's just that the evidence really isn't around any more. I don't know what else I can do."

To read the complete article, see: 'Cat ate 500 euro note' (www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_3473275.html)

Wayne Homren, Editor

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