Rocket Science

Scientists at NASA have developed 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 US scientists for suggestions.

 NASA’s response was just one sentence, “Thaw the chicken.”

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