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Quality at its best
« on: June 19, 2011, 22:47:29 »

This is priceless - Sometimes it DOES take a Rocket Scientist!! (true story)

British 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 chicken!!!!."


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Re: Quality at its best
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2011, 00:54:19 »
Another funny one was when the USA and Europe were jointly involved in an early Mars landing .....the probe that was sent to gentle land on the surface on the planet for some reason crashedinto the surface at high speed, after much debate it was found that the USA had made all the landing calculations in Feet and the Europeans in Metres !! .....another true story apparently !
Ok, so I like a drop !

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Re: Quality at its best
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2011, 11:19:47 »
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Quality at its best
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2011, 13:44:20 »
And we all know from our early kindergarden days that the measurements should have been made in Martian 'ming mongs' (Named after Ming, Flash Gordon's arch enemy.)
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(I'm getting worried about myself.....too much 'Wood's 100' ?) ;D

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