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Scientists at NASA have developed a gun built specifically to launch dead chickens at the windshields of airliners, military jets, and the space shuttle. The purpose is to test the windshields' resistance to bird strikes while the vehicle is traveling at high speeds.

British engineers heard about the gun and were eager to test it on the windshield of their new high speed train and so arrangements were made to have the gun shipped to England.

However, when the gun was fired, the engineers stood shocked as the chicken hurtled out of the barrel, crashed into the windshield smashing it to smithereens, crashed through the control console, snapped the engineer's backrest in two and embedded itself in the back wall of the cabin.

The horrified Britons sent NASA the disastrous results of the experiment along with the designs for the windshield and begged the U.S. scientists for suggestions..

NASA's response was just one sentence. "Thaw the chicken!"