A. R. M.
ali at cafe.sdc.uwo.ca
Fri Nov 14 11:22:30 EST 2003
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
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 US scientists
NASA responded with a one-line memo:
"Defrost the chicken."
More information about the Ohno