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PostSubject: You Could Have Heard A Pin Drop !   Thu Nov 24, 2011 2:27 am


You could have
Heard a pin drop
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There was a conference in France where a number of international engineers were taking part, including French and American. During a break, one of the French engineers came back into the room saying 'Have you heard the latest dumb stunt Bush has done? He has sent an aircraft carrier to Indonesia to help the tsunami victims. What does he intended to do, bomb them?'
A Boeing engineer stood up and replied quietly:
'Our carriers have three hospitals on board that can treat several hundred people; they are nuclear powered and can supply
Emergency electrical power to shore facilities; they have three cafeterias with the capacity to feed 3,000 people three meals a day,
They can produce several thousand gallons of fresh water from sea water each day, and they carry half a dozen helicopters for use in transporting victims and injured to and from their flight deck. We have eleven such ships; how many does France have?'
You could have
Heard a pin drop.
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A Royal Navy Admiral was attending a naval conference that included Admirals from the English, U.S. , Canadian, Australian and French Navies. At a cocktail reception, he found himself standing with a large group of Officers that included personnel from most of those countries. Everyone was chatting away in English as they sipped their drinks but a French admiral suddenly complained that, whereas Europeans learn many languages, the English learn only English. He then asked, 'Why is it that we always have to speak English in these conferences rather than speaking French?'
Without hesitating, the British Admiral replied,
'Maybe it's because the Brit's, Canadians, Aussie's and Americans arranged it so you wouldn't have to speak German.'
You could have
Heard a pin drop.
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AND THIS STORY FITS RIGHT IN
WITH THE ABOVE...
Robert Whiting, an elderly gentleman of 83, arrived in Paris by plane. At French Customs, he took a few minutes to locate his passport in his carry on.
"You have been to France before, monsieur?" the customs officer asked sarcastically.
Mr. Whiting admitted that he had been to France previously.
"Then you should know enough to have your passport ready."
The Englishman said,
'The last time I was here, I didn't have to show it."
"Impossible. You English always have to show your passports on arrival in France !"
The English senior gave the Frenchman a long hard look. Then he quietly explained,
''Well, when I came ashore at Gold Beach on D-Day in 1944 to help liberate this country, I couldn't find a single Frenchmen to show a passport to."
You could have
Heard a pin drop.
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PostSubject: Re: You Could Have Heard A Pin Drop !   Thu Nov 24, 2011 2:36 pm

Good ones Psy. While not a pin drop moment, here's one back at you.

The following is the transcript of an actual radio conversation in
> October 1995, between a US Navy ship and the British authorities off the
> north coast of Scotland.
>
> BRITISH: Please divert your course 15 degrees to the South. to avoid
> collision.
>
> US Navy : Recommend you divert YOUR course 15 degrees to the North to
> avoid collision
>
> BRITISH: Negative. You will have to divert your course 15 degrees to the
> South to avoid collision
>
> US Navy : This is the Captain of US Navy ship. I say again, divert YOUR
> course.
>
> BRITISH: Negative I say again divert your course.
>
> US Navy : THIS IS THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER 'USS LINCOLN' THE SECOND LARGEST
> SHIP IN THE UNITED STATES' ATLANTIC FLEET. WE ARE ACCOMPANIED BY THREE
> DESTROYERS, THREE CRUISERS AND NUMEROUS SUPPORT VESSELS. DEMAND THAT YOU
> CHANGE YOUR COURSE 15 DEGREES NORTH, THAT'S 15 DEGREES NORTH, OR COUNTER
> MEASURES WILL BE UNDERTAKEN TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF THIS SHIP.
>
> BRITISH : We are a lighthouse. F**k off
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PostSubject: Re: You Could Have Heard A Pin Drop !   Fri Nov 25, 2011 11:28 am

Mind you.. pretty sure that USN. N.Atlantic convoy could've wiped that lighthouse off the map too !




Would've only been vapours left.


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PostSubject: Re: You Could Have Heard A Pin Drop !   Fri Nov 25, 2011 2:47 pm

I remember this pic. If memory serves it's from the first H-bomb detonation at Eniwetok. Now that's my kind of mushroom! cheers
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