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    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 their maximum low-altitude 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 hurtled out of the barrel, crashed into the shatterproof shield and 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 for suggestions.



    You're going to love this...


    NASA responded with a one-line memo --






    "Defrost the chicken."
    "Courage is being scared to death - and saddling up anyway." - The Duke

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    Kinda hard on the teeth that way, too!


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    If you over-educate an idiot, you'll get an over-educated idiot.

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    Maybe they could use sniper69's canned chicken - WITHOUT the can?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjohnson
    Maybe they could use sniper69's canned chicken - WITHOUT the can?

    It would just go splat.
    "To show you how radical I am, I want carjackers dead. I want rapists dead. I want burglars dead. I want child molesters dead. I want the bad guys dead. No court case. No parole. No early release. I want 'em dead. Get a gun and when they attack you, shoot 'em."
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    They tested this on the show Mythbusters.
    If at first you don't succeed..Reload

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    what did the mythbusters show reveal?

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