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    Dave you had better wait till you get home before reading this one!!


    Scientists at NASA have developed a gun, whose purpose it is to launch dead chickens. It is used to shoot a dead chicken at the windshields of airline jets, military jets, and the space shuttle, at that vehicle's maximum travelling velocity.

    The idea is....to simulate the frequent incidents of collisions with airborne fowl, and therefore determine if the windshields are strong enough. British engineers, upon hearing of the gun, were eager to test the gun out on the windshield of their new high speed trains.

    However, upon the firing of the gun, the engineers watched in shock as the chicken shattered the windshield, smashed through the control console, snapped the engineer's backrest in two, and embedded itself in the back wall of the cabin. Horrified, the engineers sent NASA the results of the experiment, along with the designs of the windshield, and asked the NASA scientists for any suggestions.

    The NASA scientists sent back a one sentence response:


    "Thaw the chicken."




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    Default Re: more humour(non boaty)

    Another NASA joke you may have heard?

    When NASA first sent astronauts into space they found that a normal pen wouldn't work.
    So they spent $100m and 10 years developing a pen which would write in a vacuum , upside down, etc.

    The Russians used a pencil.

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    Default Re: more humour(non boaty)

    Debunked by <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.snopes.com/business/genius/spacepen.asp>Snopes</A>

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    Can remember when Jeremy Clarkson conducted a simular test.
    The idea was to shoot a frozen chicken across a television studio using a pedal bin
    and a can of hairspray.
    This involved propping the bin at the correct angle,Inserting the frozen chicken into the bin and filling the surrounding area with a liberal dose of the hairspray and standing well clear !..
    Cannot remember how it was ignited, but certainly worked !
    Advice given out at the time was "Do not to try this at home" as if !....

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    Default Re: more humour(non boaty)

    You can kiss a Nun once

    You can kiss a Nun twice

    But you mustn't get into the habit

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    Default Re: more humour(non boaty)

    I've got one....

    Genetic scientists in America have used DNA from Michael Jackson and Arnold Schwarzenneger to create a clone......





    They have called it Micheal Wasanigger!

    :-)

    this one Might get wiped



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    I can resist anything, except temptation.

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    I dont know about it getting "wiped" but you'll probably get a "black" mark !!

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    Now Promoted to Captain Clyst. My thanks are extended to Lazy Kipper .

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