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Subject: Sometimes it DOES take a rocket scientist

Scientists at NASA built a gun specifically to launch dead chickens at the

windshields for airliners, military jets and the space shuttle to simulate

the frequent incidents of collisions with airborne fowl.

British engineers heard about the gun and were eager to test it on their new

high-speed trains. Arrangements were made, and a gun was sent to the


When the gun was fired, the chicken hurled out of the barrel, crashed into

the shatterproof shield and smashed it to smithereens, blasted through the

control console, snapped an engineer's backrest 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 and begged the US scientists for


NASA responded with a one-line memo: "Defrost the chicken."

Moral: Sometimes it DOES take a rocket scientist. >>


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