NASA was getting ready to launch a very important space shuttle. The scientists and engineers checked and double checked everything to make sure that things are fine. However, on the day of the launch, something seemed to be wrong. The rocket made all sorts of noise but never took off even an inch from the ground. The engineers were puzzled because they could not figure out the problem.
Finally Santa Singh, a Sardar offered to help. The NASA scientists were desperate by that time and agreed to do anything.
‘Tilt the rocket 45 degrees to the right,’ said Santa in a serious voice. The engineers were puzzled but did it anyway.
‘Bring it back to vertical position, Santa added. The engineers did.
‘Now start the engines,’ instructed Santa Singh. The rocket took off and flew into space. Everybody thanked and congratulated Santa Singh and asked him how he knew what to do.
He replied, ‘It is very simple. This is what we always do with our Bajaj scooters in India.’