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- From: "K. Hemmatyar" <kch(--nospam--at)ultranet.ca>
- Date: Fri, 8 May 1998 18:33:41 -0700 (PDT)
Forwarded by: Kasey Hemmatyar, P. Eng. (structural) Vancouver, B.C. ____________________message separator___________ > >Forwarded message: ************ > >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, >~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ >
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