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Old 03-20-2014, 09:56 PM   #1
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The Chicken Gun

The Chicken Gun
The true story of the Chicken Gun. Too funny not to share!
Sometimes it does take a rocket scientist!

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 back-rest 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 U.S scientists for suggestions.

NASA responded with a one-line memo -- "Defrost the chicken." (True Story)
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Old 03-20-2014, 09:59 PM   #2
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Love it.
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Old 03-20-2014, 10:11 PM   #3
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dang it....read it aloud to DH and got....

yup, that one's been around for a while

GRRRRRR

It's FUNNY anyway!
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Old 03-20-2014, 10:15 PM   #4
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dang it....read it aloud to DH and got....

yup, that one's been around for a while

GRRRRRR

It's FUNNY anyway!
Weezer you never know how long these things have been around. A friend emailed it to me and thought it was hilarious. I had never seen it before.
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Old 03-20-2014, 10:17 PM   #5
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New to me also. I'll be sharin' it!
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Mythbusters version:

http://youtu.be/sCQ2oZtVNpg
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snopes.com: Chicken Cannon
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Reminds me of the story about the chicken farmer who failed miserably to grow chickens no matter how he planted them. Contacted local agricultural agent and was instructed to send soil sample for analysis.
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