Re: Monday humor (off-topic)

From: Professor P M Dickens (
Date: Tue Apr 28 1998 - 09:55:36 EEST

The last time I heard this they were French engineers!

Prof Phill Dickens

P.S. I'm just waiting for the flack to hit!

Yakov Horenstein wrote:
> [This one is for Steve Deak]
> Scientists at NASA have a gun built specifically to launch 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. But when the gun was fired, the engineers stood shocked as the
> chicken hurtled out of the barrel, crashed into the shatterproof shield,
> 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 Britons sent NASA the disastrous results of the
> experiment, along with the designs of the windshield, and begged the U.S.
> scientists for suggestions. NASA's response was just one sentence, "Thaw
> the chicken."
> ----------------------
> Yakov Horenstein
> Milano, Italy
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