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10/08/09 Grif.Net – Bird Hits Plane

10/08/09 Grif.Net – Bird Hits Plane

Scientists at NASA have developed a gun, whose purpose it is to launch dead
chickens. It is used to shoot a dead chicken at the windshields of airline
jets, military jets and the space shuttle, at the vehicle’s maximum
travelling velocity. The idea being, that it will simulate the frequent
incidents of collisions with airborne fowl, and therefore determine if the
windshields are strong enough.

British engineers, upon hearing of the gun, were eager to test the gun out
on the windshield of their new high speed trains. However, upon the firing
of the gun, the engineers watched in shock as the chicken shattered the
windshield, smashed through the control console, snapped the engineer’s
backrest in two, and embedded itself in the back wall of the cabin.

Horrified, the engineers sent NASA the results of the experiment, along with
the designs of the windshield, and asked the NASA scientists for any
suggestions. The NASA scientists sent back a one sentence response:

“Thaw the chicken.”

 
Dr Bob Griffin
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