Friday, January 12, 2018

Happy Birthday Murphy

Jan 11 is the 100th birthday of Edward A Murphy, Jr., the man credited with originating Murphy's Law. The Law was first stated during high speed sled tests at Muroc, California in 1949. The actual Law states, "If there are two or more ways of doing something, and one of those can result in a catastrophe, someone will do it." Murphy had been frustrated with a technician who wired a strain gauge wrong and said that if there was a wrong way to do something, he will. If you want to learn more about Murphy's Law, go here.


Gaffer said...

Thanks for the link. While I've often been the recipient of Murphy's Law I never knew the back story.

Old NFO said...

Yep, the Major was a real person, and right... sigh