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Rocket Scientists

Sometimes it does take a rocket scientist ...

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 was 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 US scientists for
NASA responded with a one-line memo:

"Defrost the chicken."

(True Story)

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Here's one that always gives me a chuckle.

Nasa spends millions of dollars developing a pen that will work in zero gravity so it can be used in space.

The Russians just take a pencil :idea:
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