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Sometimes it DOES take a rocket scientist.....
Scientists at NASA have developed a gun built specifically to launch dead
chickens at the windshields of airliners, military jets and the space shuttle,
all travelling at maximum velocity. The idea is to simulate the frequent
incidents of collisions with airborne fowl to test the strength of the
British engineers heard about the gun and were eager to test it on the
windshields of their new high speed trains. Arrangements were made. But when
the gun was fired, the engineers stood shocked as the chicken hurled out of the
barrel, crashed into the shatter-proof windshield and smashed it to
smithereens, crashed through the control console, snapped the engineer's
backrest in two and embedded itself in the back wall of the cabin.
Horrified, they sent NASA the disastrous results of the experiment, along with
the designs of the windshield, and begged the US scientists for suggestions.
NASA's response was just one sentence: "Thaw the chicken."