Re: Monday humor (off-topic)

From: Bill Bedford (
Date: Tue Apr 28 1998 - 14:49:55 EEST

At 9:06 pm +0100 27/04/98, 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."

Oy -- My brother works that gun at RR, are you trying to say he's stupid or

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