Scientists at NASA have developed a gun built specifically to
 launch dead chickens at the windshields of airliners, military
 jets and the space shuttle, all traveling at maximum velocity.
 The idea is to simulate the frequent incidents of collisions with
 airborne fowl to test the strength of the windshields. British
 engineers heard about the gun and were eager to test it on the
 windshields of their new high speed trains. Arrangements were made.
 But when the gun was fired, the engineers stood shocked as the
 chicken hurtled out of the barrel, crashed into the shatterproof
 shield, smashed it to smithereens, crashed through the control
 console, snapped the engineer's backrest in two and embedded itself
 in the back wall of the cabin. Horrified Britons sent NASA the
 disastrous results of the experiment, along with the designs of
 the windshield, and begged the US scientists for suggestions.
 NASA's response was just one sentence, "Thaw the chicken."
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