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Kasey Hemmatyar, P. Eng. (structural)
Vancouver, B.C. 

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>American Conspiracy against Britain!
>American Engineers at NASA have 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 British 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 U.S. 
>scientists for suggestions. 
>NASA's response was just one sentence, "Thaw the chicken."
>Centre for Rapid Prototyping in Manufacturing
>Dept. of Manufacturing Engineering,   University of Nottingham
>Nottingham, UK,  NG7 2RD,