Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Always Check Your Order Before Pulling Away

Few things in life are more frustrating than ordering, say, a Whopper with fries, then getting home and finding a double cheeseburger with onion rings. That's kind of of what happened to Taiwan a couple of years ago.

In an incident that only recently came to light, helicopter mechanics opened up what they expected would be a shipment of parts from the United States. But instead of finding replacement helicopter batteries, they found.... Nuclear bomb fuses!

Needless to say, this incident proved quite embarrassing for the United States. The Air Force prides itself on efficiency, and this is the type of thing that can really screw up the flow of the drive-thru lane. Even worse, this teeny-tiny little mistake comes to light less than a year after another mix-up in which the Air Force accidentally shipped nuclear warheads halfway across the country.

After demanding to speak to the manager, the Taiwanese mechanics were issued a refund.

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