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

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.

Rolls Royce responded with a  one-line memo:

“Defrost the  chicken.”

(Ed. I received a variation of this story and looked it up on Snopes.  http://www.snopes.com/science/cannon.asp)

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