Victoria Posted May 13, 2003 Share Posted May 13, 2003 Sometimes it DOES take a Rocket Scientist!! (true story) > > > Scientists at Roll Royce built a gun specifically to launch dead > chickens at the windshields of airliners, and military jets , all travelling at maximum velocity. > > > The idea is to simulate the frequent incidents of collisions with > airborne fowl to test the strength of the windshields. > > > American 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 American 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 n the back wallof the cabin, like an arrow shot from a bow. > > > The horrified Yanks sent Rolls Royce the disastrous results of the > experiment, along with the designs of the windshield and begged the > British scientists for suggestions. > > > > > > You're going to love this...... > > > > > > > > > > > > > Rolls Royce responded with a one-line memo: > > > > > > > > > > > "Defrost the chicken." > :D :D Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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