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Typical Yanks!

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8y, 7m agoPosted 8 years, 7 months ago
Sometimes it DOES take a Rocket Scientist!! (true story)



Scientists at Roll Royce built a gun specifically to launch dead chickens at the windshields of airliners and military jets, all travelling at maximum velocity. The idea was 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 watched in shock 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. The horrified engineers sent Rolls Royce the film of the disastrous results of the experiment, along with the designs of the windshield and begged the British scientists for suggestions.

Rolls Royce responded with a one-line memo



'Defrost the chicken first.'
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8y, 7m agoPosted 8 years, 7 months ago
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#1
lmao, brilliant
#2
[COLOR="Purple"]If this is true, it's brilliant![/COLOR]:lol:
#3
:lol:
#4
chrysha
[COLOR="Purple"]If this is true, it's brilliant![/COLOR]:lol:


it is meant to be true, yes:thumbsup:
#5
:lol:
#6
chrysha
[COLOR="Purple"]If this is true, it's brilliant![/COLOR]:lol:


I doubt it, the Rolls Royce chicken test was for testing engines not windscreens and given there's a few variations of the story which point it to being an urban legend.

Amusingly though the chicken did break the engine it was fired into...

John
#7
This has got to be nearly 10yrs old now

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