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Murphy's Law ("If anything can go wrong, it will") was born at Edwards Air Force Base in 1949. It was named after Capt. Edward A. Murphy, an engineer 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 project manager kept a list of "laws" and added this one, which he called Murphy's Law.

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 circumvent it. Aerospace manufacturers 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.

Date PostedTitle
April 22, 2004 Murphy's Laws on Work 
August 16, 2002 Murphy's Laws for Parents 
April 09, 2002 Murphy & Other Corrollaries 
March 26, 2002 Murphy's Law Of Computing 

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