Saturday, 25 June 2016

Murphy's law states....

Whenever something goes wrong, which was not supposed to go wrong. I curse Murphy for his laws. 


Murphy's law states : "If anything can go wrong, it will"

Remember the time you stood in line for more than an hour and observe that the other queue is moving faster than yours. The moment you change your lane, the line you were standing moves faster. Yeah this is the classic example of Murphy's law. 

Made me wonder. Who was this Murphy ?? and how did this law came to be about??

Origin of Murphy's law:

Murphy's law was born at Edwards Air force base in 1949 at North base. It was named after Captain Edward A. Murphy, an engineering working on Air force project MX981 (a project) designed to see how much sudden deceleration a person can stand in a crash.

One day, after finding that a transducer was wired wrong, he cursed the technician responsible and said, "if there is any way to do it wrong, he'll find it."

The contractor's project manager kept a list of "laws" and added this one, which he called Murphy's law.

Actually what he did was take an old law that had been around for years in a more basic form and give it a name.

Shortly afterwards, the Air Force doctor (Dr.John paul stapp) who rode a sled on the deceleration track to a stop, pulling 40 Gs, gave a press conference. He said that their good safety record on the project was due to a firm belief in Murphy's law and in the necessity to try and avoid it. Aerospace manufactures picked it up and used it widely in their ads during the next few months, and soon it was being quoted in many news and magazine articles. Murphy's law was born.

Even though this theory is famous in the name of Murphy's law, the original name for "if anything can go wrong it will" was sod's law because it would happen to any poor sod who needed such a catastrophic event the least. 

Murphy's law has been interpreted in many ways and in many subjects, Even though it was coined to be more vigilant and positive towards doing something. But it is frequently used to explain that the situation is outside the hand because Murphy's law was working.

Now a days you find versions of Murphy's law in every field. 

Some of the hilarious Murphy's law rendition are these ( my personal favourites) 

 * If it seems too good to be true, it probably is.

* Availability is a function of time. The minute you get interested is the minute they find someone else.

* The time a teacher takes in explaining is inversely proportional to the information retained by students.

* In your toughest final exam, the most distractingly attractive student in class will sit next to you for the first time.

* The examination paper is always easier when you are not taking it

* Success occurs when no one is looking, failure occurs when the client is watching

* There is always a way and it usually doesn't work.

* Never lie to your mother. And if you do, never think you got away with it.

* Everything is a good idea till your mother finds out and tells you why it isn't

* The more times mother reminds you to take an umbrella, the greater the probability of rain.

* If there is a possibility of several things going wrong, the one that will cause the most damage will be the one to go wrong.

* A falling object will always land where it can do the most damage.

* After you bought a replacement for something you've lost and searched for everywhere, you'll find the original

* Tell a man there are 300 billion stars in the universe and he will believe you. Tell him a bench has wet paint on it and he'll have to touch to be sure.

* If you dial a wrong number, you never get a busy signal and someone always answers it.

* The probability of being watched is directly proportional to the stupidity of your act 

* Any tool, nut, bolt, screw when dropped, will roll to the least accessible corner 

There are hundreds of Murphy's law variations. But it all originated from one sentence. The irony of Murphy's law is if you remember the law, the chances of it acting is very less.

So no matter what you are doing, Am sure there is something that can go wrong in it, so be prepared.

P.S.  : In nature, nothing is ever fully right. Therefore if everything is going right.. something is wrong.


  1. In nature, nothing is ever fully right. Therefore if everything is going right.. something is wrong.

    This is the statement.. Which is true..if something goes wrong always.. There is a right thing sitting at the end...and vice versa..

    I could relate this to pandavas and kauravas..

    The way the law had been brought in. Placed and presented deserves a applause..

    Honestly i believe good efforts irrespective of hurdles brings the good things..

    You presented it in perfect plate with more and more of cousins of this law..

    Kudos to you CB..

    Special CB at again..