“Anything that can go wrong , will go wrong.”
If there are two or more ways to do
something, and one of those ways can result
in a disaster, then someone will do it.
If everything seems to be going well, you have
obviously overlooked something.
We think that things should work-out in our
favor, but when things go badly, we look for
Murphy’ law is much popular, As there are so
many band exists which having this name.
So many books have written for the corollaries
of murphy’s law. Even there are some movies
with this name.
These are so many stories about murphy’s
One is, it referred the sod’s law which states
anything that can happen to a poor sod will.
Another says, In 1866 Augustus De Morgan
wrote ‘Whatever can happen will happen’’.
Which is a positive view of murphy’s law.
But, There was a real murphy. Captain Edward
A. Murphy was an engineer in Air force.
Edward helped in the project called ‘Gee Whiz’.
In the first test the team failed and then Edward
stated ‘If there are two ways to do something
and one of those ways results in
a disaster then he will do it in
After your hands become coated with grease,
your nose will begin to itch and you'll have to go
to the rest room.
Any tool, when dropped, will roll to the least
If you dial a wrong number, you never get a busy
signal and someone always answers.
If you change queues or traffic lanes, the one
you were in will always move faster than the one
you are in now.
The probability of meeting someone you know
increases dramatically when you are with
someone you don't want to be seen with.
When you try to prove to someone that a
machine won't work, it will.
Although Murphy's Law captures the pessimistic
view of the world very well, it doesn't stand alone.
Some observer stated that Murphy was an
There are so many laws and principles are created
Patton's Law - A good plan today is better than
a perfect plan tomorrow.
Our attraction to Murphy’s law is nothing but our
sense of fatalism.
Fatalism says that the things that happen to us
Fatalism contradict the concept freewill too.
Freewill – People make their own choices, so
result will be their own.
So our connection with Murphy’s law is collision
between freewill and fatalism.
Murphy’s law has two main aspects :
I. It reveals our undeniable stupidity.
Eg – I we given a chance to do something
wrong half the time we will do so.
II. It reveals our lack of control.
Eg – If we stuck in the slowest lane of the
Things happens always but only noticed when
Eg – Aircraft in the sky.
Other forces also work when we consider the
Eg- a piece of buttered bread will always land
It is not because of Murphy’s law but because
Murphy's Law doesn't prove anything. It doesn't
even explain anything. It simply states that
things will go wrong.
Murphy's Law reminds engineers, computer
programmers and scientists of a simple truth -
Murphy’s law aware us that always install the
Fail-safes are referred as ‘Idiot Proofs’.
Murphy’s law still has tendency to strike, even
the care (Idiot Proofs) has been taken against
So, this leads us to compare murphy’s law with
one more law called “Grave’s Law”. Which state
"If you make something idiot-proof, the
world will create a better idiot."