Murphy’s Lesser-Known Laws

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For the curious

  1. Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.
  2. He who laughs last thinks slowest.
  3. Change is inevitable, except from a vending machine.
  4. Nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool.
  5. The 50-50-90 rule: In a 50-50 chance situation of getting something right, there is a 90% probability of getting it wrong.
  6. If you lined up all the cars in the world end to end, someone would be stupid enough to try to pass them, five or six at a time, on a hill, in the fog.
  7. The things that come to those that wait will be the things left by those who got there first.
  8. Give a man a fish, and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish, and he will sit in a boat all day long drinking beer.
  9. Flashlight – a case for holding dead batteries.
  10. The shin bone is a device for finding furniture in the dark.
  11. A fine is a tax for doing wrong. A tax is a fine for doing well.

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