Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Murphy's law

Murphy's Universal Law....(all other laws are derivations/variations/extensio
ns from/of this law): If anything can go wrong, it will.

Extended Murphy's Law: If a series of events can go wrong, it will do so in the worst possible sequence.

Grossman's Misquote of H. L. Mencken: Complex problems have simple, easy-to-understand wrong answers.

Imbesi's Law of the Conservation of Filth: In order for something to become clean, something else must become dirty.

Maryann's Law: You can always find what you are not looking for.

Cafeteria Law: The item you had your eye on the minute you walked in will be taken by the person in front of you.

Etorre's Observation: The other line moves faster.

O'Brein's Variation on Etorre's Observation: If you change lines, the one you just left will start to move faster than the one you are now in.

Kenton's Corollary: Switching back screws up both lines and makes everybody angry.

Hutchison's Law: If a situation requires undivided attention, it will occur simultaneously with a compelling distraction.

Jones' Law of Zoos and Museums: The most interesting specimen will not be labeled.

Wallace Wood's Rule of Drawing:
1)Never draw what you can copy.
2)Never copy what you can trace.
3)Never trace what you can cut out and paste.

Roger's Law: As soon as the stewardess serves the coffee, the airliner encounters turbulence.

Davis' Explanation of Roger's Law: Serving coffee on aircraft causes turbulence.

When you try to prove to someone that a machine won't work, it will.

Courtesy: A forward apparent from Sannidhi :)


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