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Old 01-27-2019, 06:39 AM
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Came across this on another site and it gave me a chucke....

The true story of the Chicken Gun.

Sometimes it does take a rocket scientist!

Scientists at NASA built a gun specifically to launch standard 4 pound dead
chickens at the windshields of airliners, military jets and the space
shuttle, all traveling at maximum velocity. The idea is to simulate the
frequent incidents of 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 HURLED
OUT OF THE BARREL, CRASHED INTO THE SHATTERPROOF SHIELD, SMASHED IT TO
SMITHEREENS, BLASTED THROUGH THE CONTROL CONSOLE, SNAPPED THE ENGINEER'S
BACK-REST 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 U.S
SCIENTISTS FOR SUGGESTIONS.

NASA RESPONDED WITH A ONE-LINE MEMO



"DEFROST THE CHICKEN."
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Hahahahahahaha. That is too funny.
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Old 01-27-2019, 05:03 PM
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Enjoyed that! Dumb...???
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Old 01-28-2019, 07:35 PM
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Well it was a room full of engineers.
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Old 01-29-2019, 12:34 PM
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Originally Posted by elkman30 View Post
Well it was a room full of engineers.
NASA should have sent Larry the Cable Guy along with the cannon as an instructor... In Blue Collar he said that his first job was shooting chickens from a cannon...
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