If you wanted to know what your house would look like if it was blown up by a giant cat then you would consider the Electoral Commission’s £54,000 website not to be a waste of money. 

The MailOnline report:

The Electoral Commission has splashed out nearly £54,000 on a website warning people that if they fail to register to vote, they face being ‘vaporised’ by a giant cat with laser eyes.

Would-be voters are asked to type in their postcode on the website, ItsYourVote.org.uk.

They are then given a visual simulation of how their neighbourhood can be laser-beamed away by a huge ginger cat, wiped out by a giant ice cream scoop or flung into the air by massive mechanical claws.

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