300 year old mummified cat falls through ceiling

According to the U.K.s  Daily Mail Online, a couple renovating a home in North Yorkshire got quite a surprise when an 18th century mummified feline fell through the ceiling.

While the kitty corpse is unusual in itself, it is part of an age-old British tradition.  Dead cats were often stuffed inside of walls during construction in order to ward off evil spirits (and scare the bejeezus out of mice).

Read the full article from the U.K. Daily Mail here: