Seems that an al-Qaeda trained suicide squirrel took out Switzerland's power grid.
No, I'm not making this up.
Swiss TV's emergency power back-up was too puny too cope with demand - and many Swiss sports fans were left very frustrated. The outage at Switzerland's national broadcaster coincided with the closing ceremony of the Olympics and also the Formula 1 race in Valencia.This is why you don't just write up your Disaster Recovery Plan, kids, you practice it. Maybe PETA wouldn't let them?
UPDATE 26 August 2008 12:26: Rachel Lucas has a typically hilarious rant about squirrels, that's worth a read. But the comments are simply outstanding. My favorite was Og:
Squirrels are rats with tails. Evil rats with tails. Very, very tasty evil rats wiht tails.