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Old 10-30-2003, 10:07 PM
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Murphys Law (we all live by his law)

Murphy's Law honoured - 50 years late

12:26 03 October 03

NewScientist.com news service


Despite tempting fate by honouring the originators of Murphy's Law, the Ig Nobel Prizes were handed out at Harvard University on Thursday without glitches.

The prizes reward achievements "that first make people laugh, and then make them think", according the science humour magazine behind the awards, the Annals of Improbable Research.

The Engineering Ig Nobel went to the men who invented the fundamental principle known Murphy's Law, or "if anything can go wrong, it will". To illustrate the principle, it took more than 50 years to cite the three engineers who recognised the obvious during rocket sled experiments at Edwards Air Force Base in California.

John Paul Stapp and George Nichols were testing how well the human body can withstand acceleration in 1949 when Edward A Murphy Jr came from another Air Force lab bringing a set of strain gauges that were supposed to measure the acceleration more accurately.

However, the gauges measured no acceleration at all because someone had hooked them up incorrectly. Thoroughly annoyed, Murphy grumbled something approximating his immortal law.

Later Stapp, who insisted on riding the rocket sleds himself, told reporters that he had escaped serious injury in the dangerous experiments by carefully considering "Murphy's Law," giving birth to the legend. Stapp and Murphy have since died, but Nichols sent a taped acceptance speech and Murphy's son Edward Murphy III accepted for his father.

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Old 10-31-2003, 06:24 AM
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Astounding!

" if anything can go wrong, it will". words of truth to live by rodders!



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It's funny you know that we can actually save ourselves from some hassles most of the time if we sit back and think to ourselves .. now what can go wrong?

Then again we also, too often just rush head long into something and good ol Murphy pops up again LOL.


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My kids gave me a Murphy's Law Poster a while back. The kind you can find a K-mart. It Has about 20 different variations on it.ie: Leak proof seals Will. / Self adjusters Won't. It's really funny..
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Murphys Law

I've been a faithful follower of Murphy's Law since I started in the tool-and-die trade over 25 years ago. Along the way ,having seen countless examples of the principal in action, another truism became apparent. When reacting to the first (Murphy's Law), this naturally occuring phenomenom is provided ample oppurtunity to turn small problems into full blown,royal S.N.A.F.U.'s

"The worst mistake occurs from trying to fix (read hide) the first mistake"

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