11-19-2016, 02:19 PM
  • Johnny
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 11-19-2016, 03:51 PM
  • evnpar
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  • Portland, Oregon
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Yeah, I can identify.

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 11-19-2016, 08:45 PM
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OK, I got a belly laugh out of that one!

This was told to me as being a true story...

Awhile back the Brits wanted to test their jets against large birds and asked the Americans how they did the testing. Basically a cannon of some sort was used to simulate the jet moving at speed and chickens from the supermarket were used in it, but of course the bird was doing the moving and not the jet. The Americans heard nothing back for a time, then they had another communication from their engineers. It seems that no matter what the Brits did their jets couldn't survive an impact with a bird. The Americans replied... thaw them first.

No, I didn't check it out through Snopes.

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 11-19-2016, 10:16 PM
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