the cat, the microwave, the lawyer and the Worldwide Hoax.
There are rumours on the web these days that the story was too good to be true (see link below).
In the version I heard several years ago, the cat owner was American, and they sued the company that had manufactured the oven for not specifying there were a danger to cats. It sounded like news as usual, so of course everybody believed it.
One article I read said that, for proof that it was a hoax, you should read your microwave instructions manual. I checked mine, but the microwave oven was made in France, and even if somebody had used it as a speedy drying method, they wouldn't have spread the word or sued the company, so no company would have bothered changing the manual.
I asked my sister yesterday: in her version of the story, the hapless owner is a little Granny (no Americans, no lawsuit).
Now, guys, what does your
microwave instructions manual say about this?