July 24th, 2003, 08:44 AM
British Engineers - A True Story
Scientists at NASA built a gun 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 and the gun was sent to the British engineers. When the gun was fired, the British engineers stood speechless 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 into the back wall of the cabin, like an arrow shot from a bow. The horrified Brits sent NASA the disastrous results of the experiment, along with the designs of the windshield, and asked the US scientists for some suggestions.
NASA responded with this one-line memo: "THAW THE CHICKEN"
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July 24th, 2003, 05:31 PM
OMG That would make a hell of a difference.
\"Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, Champagne in one hand - strawberries in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming WOO HOO - What a Ride!\"