Skater cat rolls its way into Guinness World Records


A KITTEN named Baozi from Wenzhou in Zhejiang province, China, set the Guinness World Record for “Fastest 10m on a Skateboard by a Cat”, China Press reported.

According to the official website of the Guinness World Records, the 20-month-old American Shorthair completed the challenge in 12.85 seconds, easily beating the set time limit of 25 seconds.

A Guinness World Records official revealed that previously, only a few cat-related awards had record holders from China, with most winners being from Europe and the United States.

Baozi’s owner, Li Jiangtao, who is an experienced pet trainer, did not expect the result.

“Baozi is just like other kittens but when it showed interest in skateboarding, I started training it,” he said.

> A 25-year-old man died after being crushed by another man, surnamed Peng, who fell from the second floor of an apartment building in Xinfeng township, Taiwan, China Press reported.

The 43-year-old man was repairing the air conditioner and cleaning a window when he slipped and fell on the victim, who was passing by the area, causing serious injuries to the latter.

The victim lost consciousness at the scene and was taken to the hospital, where he died six days later.

Peng faces charges of negligent homicide after the victim’s family filed a complaint against him.

> A 27-year-old flight attendant, who had bought fried chicken for her family’s dinner, was asked to get off the bus by the driver due to the smell coming from the food, Oriental Daily reported.

The bus driver also told her to take a private car.

However, she ignored the driver and sat in the bus.

“There were three other passengers who also had fried chicken.

“He scolded all of us, which we found unreasonable,” she said.

Unhappy with the situation, the flight attendant lodged a complaint to the bus company.

The latter apologised to the woman and launched an investigation to identify the bus driver.

The bus company also stated that there is no company policy requiring fried chicken brought onto the bus to be sealed.

“If necessary, we will take appropriate action against him,” the company said.

● The above article is compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with this ' >'sign, it denotes a separate news item.

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