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17th Jan '18 4:53:19 PM lakingsif
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-->--'''Meredith Grey''', ''Series/GreysAnatomy'' "It Only Gets Much Worse"

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-->--'''Meredith -->-- '''Meredith Grey''', ''Series/GreysAnatomy'' "It Only Gets Much Worse"
13th Jan '18 1:12:23 PM lakingsif
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->''"In 1949, Edward Murphy conducted a rocket sled experiment - to see how much pressure a human being could withstand. Murphy's experiment failed. Spectacularly. Over and over. Needless to say, he didn't start off on the right foot. That's why it's called 'Murphy's Law', because if anything can go wrong; it will![...] It's on us to take everything that can go wrong, and make it go right. It's on us to try, anyway."''

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->''"In 1949, Edward Murphy conducted a rocket sled experiment - to see how much pressure a human being could withstand. Murphy's experiment failed. Spectacularly. Over and over. Needless to say, he didn't start off on the right foot. That's why it's called 'Murphy's Law', because if anything can go wrong; it will![...will! [...] It's on us to take everything that can go wrong, and make it go right. It's on us to try, anyway."''
13th Jan '18 1:12:07 PM lakingsif
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->''"In 1949, Edward Murphy conducted a rocket sled experiment - to see how much pressure a human being could withstand. Murphy's experiment failed. Spectacularly. Over and over. Needless to say, he didn't start off on the right foot. That's why it's called 'Murphy's Law', because if anything can go wrong; it will!"''

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->''"In 1949, Edward Murphy conducted a rocket sled experiment - to see how much pressure a human being could withstand. Murphy's experiment failed. Spectacularly. Over and over. Needless to say, he didn't start off on the right foot. That's why it's called 'Murphy's Law', because if anything can go wrong; it will!"''will![...] It's on us to take everything that can go wrong, and make it go right. It's on us to try, anyway."''
13th Jan '18 12:15:55 PM lakingsif
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13th Jan '18 12:09:13 PM lakingsif
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-->--'''Meredith Grey''', ''Series/{{GreysAnatomy}}'' "It Only Gets Much Worse"

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-->--'''Meredith Grey''', ''Series/{{GreysAnatomy}}'' ''Series/GreysAnatomy'' "It Only Gets Much Worse"
13th Jan '18 12:08:49 PM lakingsif
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->''"In 1949, Edward Murphy conducted a rocket sled experiment - to see how much pressure a human being could withstand. Murphy's experiment failed. Spectacularly. Over and over. Needless to say, he didn't start off on the right foot. That's why it's called 'Murphy's Law', because if anything can go wrong; it will!"''
-->--'''Meredith Grey''', ''Series/{{GreysAnatomy}}'' "It Only Gets Much Worse"
13th Jan '18 12:00:06 PM lakingsif
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->''"The first experiment already illustrates a truth of the theory, well confirmed by practice, what-ever can happen will happen if we make trials enough."''
-->-- '''Augustus de Morgan''', [[OlderThanTheyThink 1866]]

1st Jan '17 12:49:59 AM lalaTKG
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Another way of looking at this law is the '50-50-90 Rule', which is described as 'If there is a 50-50 chance, 90% of the time it will go wrong'

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Another way of looking at this law is the '50-50-90 Rule', which is described as 'If there is a 50-50 chance, 90% of the time it will go wrong'
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24th Aug '16 12:42:32 AM Ekelai
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\n\n* ...the show about Edward Murphy's optimistic, fictional descendant, it's ''WesternAnimation/MiloMurphysLaw''.

7th Jun '16 7:46:27 PM igordebraga
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As originally applied, Murphy's Law -- coined by, and named after, U.S. Air Force engineer [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_A._Murphy,_Jr Edward A. Murphy, Jr.]]-- was intended not as ironic humor but as a serious admonition to engineers: a device shouldn't be made so that it ''can'' be used incorrectly in the first place, a practice commonly referred to as [[WhoWouldBeStupidEnough Idiot-Proofing]] or "defensive design". Study, for instance, the loss of several F-111 (TFX ) aircraft during the Vietnam War due to the backwards insertion of a graphite pin in the rudder assembly. Had Murphy's Law been heeded, the pin would have been designed so that it ''could not be inserted backwards''.

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As originally applied, Murphy's Law -- coined by, and named after, U.S. Air Force engineer [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_A._Murphy,_Jr Edward A. Murphy, Jr.]]-- was intended not as ironic humor but as a serious admonition to engineers: a device shouldn't be made so that it ''can'' be used incorrectly in the first place, a practice commonly referred to as [[WhoWouldBeStupidEnough Idiot-Proofing]] or "defensive design". Study, for instance, the loss of several F-111 (TFX ) aircraft during the Vietnam War due to the backwards insertion of a graphite pin in the rudder assembly. Had Murphy's Law been heeded, the pin would have been designed so that it ''could not be inserted backwards''. \n One of Murphy's co-workers would later sum up the engineer's idea as [[DidntThinkThisThrough "If there is any way to do it wrong, [the technician] will [achieve it]".]]


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Arthur Bloch's 1977 book ''Murphy's Law, and Other Reasons Why Things Go WRONG'' [[TropeCodifier popularized the term]], if only mostly with the above deviation. The first sequel, ''Murphy's Law Book Two'', disseminated HanlonsRazor, which is often a good explanation for why the wrong way was employed.
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