Polish academic unfazed by cat crawling on him during TV interview

Polish academic unfazed by cat crawling on him during TV interview

Over the weekend, Polish professor Jerzy Targalski made a decision to participate in an interview with Dutch news program Nieuwsuur.

Dr Targalski was talking about the political situation in Poland, amid a government crackdown on the country's independent supreme court. And as Polish historian Jerzy Targalski learned recently, even a TV interview won't stop cats from climbing whatever and whomever they please.

At one point the moggy wrapped his tail around Dr Targalski's face - but the academic was still unperturbed.

A tweet showing the footage, shared by the NTR interviewer Rudy Bouma, has racked up more than 340,000 views from cat lovers and bemused netizens alike.

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So, during filming, which took place in the house of the historian, a red cat climbed on the shoulders of the men, covering his fluffy tail eyes.

The clip was viewed 483,000 times as of Monday afternoon.

Bouma shared video of the incident on Twitter. The producers did not use a soundbite from Targlaski when his cat was on his head, but did include a shot of him petting the kitty.

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