Chicken test

Joke ID#2248
Funny (2.38)
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CategoryOther / Misc  
Submitted Byskoolkid
Corrected By lyris
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It seems the US Federal Aviation Administration has a unique
device for testing the strength of windshields on irplanes. The device is a gun that launches a dead chicken at a plane's windshield at approximately the speed the plane flies.

The theory is that if the windshield doesn't crack from the carcass impact, it'll survive a real collision with a bird during flight. It seems the British were very interested in this and wanted to test a windshield on a brand new, speedy locomotive they were developing.

They borrowed the FAA's chicken launcher, loaded the chicken and fired. The ballistic chicken shattered the windshield, went through the engineer's chair, broke an instrument panel and embedded itself in the back wall of the engine cab. The British were stunned and asked the FAA to recheck the test to see if everything was done correctly.

The FAA reviewed the test thoroughly and had one recommendation: "Use a thawed chicken."

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Posted by silly_goose Sep 01, 2005

OMG my dad has videos from tests like that....they are so hilarious!

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Posted by joke_lover_101 Apr 09, 2006

no wonder it crashed through the plain

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Posted by joke_lover_101 Apr 09, 2006


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Posted by rochard Jun 12, 2006

it didnt crash through the plane, it crashed through the train

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