What is the cat caught on? Most fans have some sort of hard painted wood which would keep a cat from getting caught or snaged.
Didn't you notice the "cat toy" or whatever it was that was hanging from the fan?
Most ceiling fans are not 6.0 Chevy engines. I.E. most fans would bind and stop with a cat hanging from them.
True, but cats don't usually weight too much and I bet you could get a ceiling fan to toss around a weight about the size of a cat.
Also notice the fake sound effects in this video.
What effects? There's the cat and the people talking.
Considering some of the stupid things that people do, especially to get on TV (Jackass), it's not suprising to me that someone would actually try this.