FW: Sometimes it does take a Rocket Scientist!

From: Dick Eaton (reaton@home.com)
Date: Sat Feb 19 2000 - 05:32:46 PST

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    Scientists at NASA built a gun specifically designed to launch  (dead)
    chickens at the windshields of airliners, military jets and the space
    shuttle, all traveling at maximum velocity. The idea was to simulate the
    frequent incidence 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 hurtled out of the barrel, crashed into the
    shatterproof windshield, smashed it to smithereens, blasted through the
    control console, snapped the engineer's backrest in two and embedded itself
    in the back wall of the cabin, like an arrow shot from a bow.
    The horrified Britons sent NASA the disastrous results of the experiment,
    along with the designs of the windshield and begged the U.S. scientists for
     NASA responded with a one-line memo: "Thaw the chicken."
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