|Simon Chaddock||05/01/2011 15:20:14|
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I could not resist this.
One of the Space Shuttle mounting points on the top of their 747!
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|Nice one Simon, all the manuals for the yank machines I maintained used to have 'intentionally blank' printed on the unused pages, often made me think!|
|Josip Vrandecic -Mes||05/01/2011 15:57:20|
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Dear Simon ...lol....neither do I ,No one is immune from stupidity ....Nasa inscription could among graffiti .Jo
|Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator||05/01/2011 16:23:07|
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You seriously wonder sometimes don't you! I mean you'd assume the guy actually latching the shuttle in place might notice if it was upside down! Perhaps not....
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You really are being unnecessarily rude about the Americans. They do have a sense of humour. Just think of some of the ex-presidents they chose.
|Spice Cat||05/01/2011 22:11:30|
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Speaking of NASA. Not quite sure how true this is.
When building the Eurostar trains, the designers asked NASA if they could borrow the "gun" they used to fire birds at the Space Shuttles windscreen to test impact resistance.
The first test was duly set up and when the a chicken was fired directly at the front of the train, the engineers were horrified to find not only was the windscreen shattered but a fair chunk was torn off the drivers chair and what was left of the chicken was embedded in the rear drivers cabin wall.
They sent the test data to NASA asking for help. The reply was a simple one line;
"Defrost the chicken first."
In a way it would be a bit of payback for when the US Military Intelligence were trying to find out the main armament calibre of the latest Soviet Tank. They spent some months and millions trying to obtain this information. Having failed miserably, they turned to the British for help. We sold them a copy of a Janes Defence publication for £16.95 that not only had the calibre but information right down to the drivers required inside leg measurement.
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Also as I recall the MythBusters guys were surprised to observe that frozen or thawed the damage was much the same to the windscreen of the light aircraft target they used.
Re American humour. When we went to unpack a Mackie mixing desk we noticed that all the packaging/handling symbols on the box had been given funny alternative meanings.
I wish I had a pic, they were a good laugh.
On the mixer itself the extra large solo indicator had the legend "Rude Solo Light" .
Why "rude" ? Cos' it's a flasher ...
|Ross Clarkson||08/01/2011 14:01:24|
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|Ha Ha, love it.|
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