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True story

Postby ksl » Tue, 08 Mar 2011 10:42 pm

Don't blame me, I found it on a forum! :oops:

The Yanks are Not so bright

This is priceless - Only in America?

Sometimes it DOES take a Rocket Scientist!! (true story)

British scientists at Rolls Royce built a gun specifically to launch
dead chickens at the windshields of airliners and military jets all
travelling at maximum velocity.

The idea is to simulate the frequent incidents of collisions with
airborne fowl to test the strength of the windshields.

American 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 American
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 Yanks sent Rolls Royce the disastrous results of the
experiment, along with the designs of the windshield and begged the
British scientists for suggestions.


> You're going to love this......






> Rolls Royce responded with a one-line memo: #








"Defrost chicken."

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Postby Strong Eagle » Tue, 08 Mar 2011 11:06 pm

I think I first saw this one back in about 1983... when the 'net' consisted of 2400 baud dial up modems, and a variety of real 'bulletin boards'.

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Postby nakatago » Tue, 08 Mar 2011 11:16 pm

The Mythbusters tested the effects of thawed vs frozen:

http://kwc.org/mythbusters/2004/02/mythbusters_chicken_gun.html

They couldn't, however, find out where the story came from.

Snopes.com, however, sheds a light on the stories, if you could call it that: http://www.snopes.com/science/cannon.asp
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 08 Mar 2011 11:19 pm

Guess we both headed the same place at the same time! :cool:

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Postby nakatago » Tue, 08 Mar 2011 11:24 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:http://www.snopes.com/science/cannon.asp :cool:



"...if it weren't only for those meddling kids..."

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Postby ksl » Wed, 09 Mar 2011 12:52 pm

nakatago wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:http://www.snopes.com/science/cannon.asp :cool:



"...if it weren't only for those meddling kids..."

That's a real problem
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPBpx6LQ4eY

Now nobody knows what to believe anymore!

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Postby nakatago » Wed, 09 Mar 2011 1:16 pm

ksl wrote:
nakatago wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:http://www.snopes.com/science/cannon.asp :cool:



"...if it weren't only for those meddling kids..."

That's a real problem
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPBpx6LQ4eY

Now nobody knows what to believe anymore!


I saw that episode.

Oh man did land on the moon, with Neil also having said that famous line...

...but what NASA didn't tell us is:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qqeoyn58O4

Yeah, I know! You're welcome.

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Postby ksl » Wed, 09 Mar 2011 2:30 pm

nakatago wrote:
ksl wrote:
nakatago wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:http://www.snopes.com/science/cannon.asp :cool:



"...if it weren't only for those meddling kids..."

That's a real problem
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPBpx6LQ4eY

Now nobody knows what to believe anymore!


I saw that episode.

Oh man did land on the moon, with Neil also having said that famous line...

...but what NASA didn't tell us is:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qqeoyn58O4

Yeah, I know! You're welcome.


Makes the government look like non professionals :lol: deport them all :lol:

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Postby Edenpod » Fri, 11 Mar 2011 5:36 pm

You all realize that the story in the OP was a joke, right?

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Postby ksl » Fri, 11 Mar 2011 6:25 pm

Edenpod wrote:You all realize that the story in the OP was a joke, right?
Of course but it's who gets it in first, gets the points +1 only 1- to the opposition :lol: Though I think WIMH is winning :-|


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