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Woman gets pregnant and two days later, realises it's her cat's fault

In this world nothing ever comes as a surprise, but now and again a story unfolds that takes us on a journey of disbelief. Take for instance the story of Playtonic1.

By Nick Whittle

Published on the 01/08/2020, 12:00

Playtonic1 is a Reddit user. Last year he announced his wife had given birth to the couple’s first child.

Although keen to then have a second child, the couple decided that in the face of the Coronavirus pandemic they would wait until the world was in less turmoil.

Shreds of evidence

Thus, they invested in the usual products to ward off an unwanted pregnancy. But in their haste to protect themselves they forgot all about their cat's penchant for tearing up little items it found in drawers and cupboards.

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When the inevitable test returned positive the couple could not work out why, until a glance into the top drawer of their bedside table yielded the answer. There - among the usual detritus - lay the shredded cause of the new pregnancy, and evidence that their cat at least enjoyed the taste of latex.

Fortunately, for these two, the advent of a new child was something to be celebrated, even in spite of greater planetary problems!