Monday, November 14, 2011

Nothing Like An Engineer At Work

My buddy Joe sent me this and I thought you might enjoy it, especially if you’re a British engineer.

"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 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, 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 U.S. scientists for suggestions.

NASA responded with a one-line memo --

"Defrost the chicken." (True Story)

To those who understand ~ no explanation is necessary.

To those who don't understand ~ no explanation is possible."

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  1. Well I'm not a British Engineer, but enjoyed this anyway. Too funny.

  2. Hahaha! And I am looking for that picture of the chicken to

  3. I'm an American engineer, and I think it's hilarious. No explanation is necessary!


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