My Photo
Blog powered by Typepad

April 2020

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
      1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30    

« Historian: Bush was right | Main | Freedom Count in Bush’s farewell: 12, high »

January 15, 2009



Friggin' geese.

jj mollo

Scooped from ancient e-mails:

The US Federal Aviation Administration has a unique device for testing the strength of windshields on airplanes. 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're developing.

They borrowed FAA's chicken launcher, loaded the chicken and fired.

The ballistic chicken shattered the windshield, broke the engineer's chair and embedded itself in the back wall of the engine's cab. The British were stunned and asked the FAA to recheck the test to see if everything was done

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

Frank Warner


Frank Gehry


Nice recap. Those flyers were really lucky!

BR Frank Gehry


So, I have to settle a bet with a friend that the Hudson River Plane Crash on January 15th, 2009 was not (literally) front page news for the foreign press.

Sure, I expect it to be top headline for the global/world/international section, and maybe even front page for our closer neighbors in the world community. But was it front page on like, The Bangkok Times? Links to prove would be very helpful.

buy generic viagra

But was it front page on like, The Bangkok Times?

Ron Harnden

I would like to know if one of the passengers was Lee Bryant from Canada.
He claims he was one of the passengers.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been posted. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Your Information

(Name and email address are required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)