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Old 02-04-2002, 11:07 AM
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Talking Sometimes it DOES take a rocket scientist !!!!

Scientists at NASA built a gun specificaly to launch dead chickens at windshields of airliners, military jets and the space shuttle, all traveling at maximum velocity. The idea was to simulate collisions with airborne fowl to test the strength of the windshields.

British engineers heard about the gun and were eager to test it on the windshields of their new high-speed trains. Arrangements were made, and a gun was sent to the British engineers. When the gun was fired, the engineers stood shocked as the chicken hurtled out of the barrel, crashed into what
they believed would be a shatterproof shield, smashed it to smithereens,
blasted through the control console, snapped the engineer`s backrest in two and embedded itself in the back wall of the cabin, like an arrow shot from a bow.

The horrified Brits sent NASA the disastrous results of the experiment, along with the designs of the windshield, and begged the NASA scientists for suggestions.

NASA responded with a one-line memo: "Thaw the Chicken."

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Well, c'mon - it IS really cold in England. (Ever been there?)

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I remember that one.
Still funny though.
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Considering how concisely NASA responded with an exact answer to the problem, one must realize, NASA did the same thing themselves!!

(Can you tell I have spent too much time with the Federal Government?)

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Funny, yet mostly true...
It's even more fun launching them into jet engines
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BB38....can't bring my "A" stuff out all the time.....got to lower the bar once in a while, so the good stuff looks even that much better.....
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