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Postby StlSluggers » Mon Nov 01, 2004 7:59 pm

Sometimes it DOES take a Rocket Scientist!!
(True Story)

Scientists at NASA built a gun specifically to launch standard 4 pound 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 a gun was sent to the British 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 backrest in two, and embedded itself in 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 begged the US scientists for suggestions.

NASA responded with a one-line memo -- "Defrost the chicken."
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Postby StlSluggers » Mon Nov 01, 2004 8:01 pm

Don't know if it's true, but it certainly is funny.

You know how they say that necessity is the mother of invention? Well, apparently necessity can birth some retards because I never in my life thought I would read about a "weapon" designed to accelerate the "standard 4-pound dead chicken" at maximum velocity for any reason.

That idea, in and of itself, is just as funny as any other part of this story, IMO.

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Postby raiders_umpire » Mon Nov 01, 2004 9:03 pm

ha ha ha :-D :-D :-D :-D
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Postby so0perspam » Mon Nov 01, 2004 9:06 pm

Like kent would say, "Cute.... ;-D".... :-b .
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Postby Rico The Retard » Mon Nov 01, 2004 10:02 pm

lol :-b
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Postby Mugrila » Mon Nov 01, 2004 10:14 pm

funny, but it makes no difference wether the chicken is frozen or not; at that force the only thing that matters is the mass of the chicken. being frozen has little to no effect. (i saw this on a show somewhere but i'm not sure which one)
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Postby Madison » Tue Nov 02, 2004 12:26 am

Lol. :-b
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Postby kentx12 » Tue Nov 02, 2004 6:52 am

So0peRsPam wrote:Like kent would say, "Cute.... ;-D".... :-b .



Hay now dont be using my word... ;-D
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Postby Pogotheostrich » Tue Nov 02, 2004 10:25 am

Mugrila wrote:funny, but it makes no difference wether the chicken is frozen or not; at that force the only thing that matters is the mass of the chicken. being frozen has little to no effect. (i saw this on a show somewhere but i'm not sure which one)
Not exactly. Whether the chicken was frozen or not, would determine the impact. If frozen the chicken's force would be more focused, if defrosted the softer chicken's force would be more widely distributed over the surface of the windshield. Imagine getting hit by a snowball and then a snowball dipped in water and refrozen. Same mass but the one dipped in water has a much greater impact.
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Postby Madison » Tue Nov 02, 2004 11:34 am

Pogotheostrich wrote:
Mugrila wrote:funny, but it makes no difference wether the chicken is frozen or not; at that force the only thing that matters is the mass of the chicken. being frozen has little to no effect. (i saw this on a show somewhere but i'm not sure which one)
Not exactly. Whether the chicken was frozen or not, would determine the impact. If frozen the chicken's force would be more focused, if defrosted the softer chicken's force would be more widely distributed over the surface of the windshield. Imagine getting hit by a snowball and then a snowball dipped in water and refrozen. Same mass but the one dipped in water has a much greater impact.


Always fun to get into a snowball fight and then hit your opponent with the ice ball. Hehehehehehehehe. :-b
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